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Dr Jane Dinwoodie

United States and Indigenous American History

Jane Dinwoodie is a History Fellow. Her work focuses on the United States and Indigenous America.

Academic interests

I am a historian of the United States and Indigenous America. Much of my research centres on Indian removal – a wave of federally-sponsored efforts to forcibly relocate indigenous communities from their homelands east of the Mississippi River to new lands in the West, which peaked following the Indian Removal Act of 1830 – and, in particular, the experiences of the thousands of individuals, families, and communities that successfully avoided it. I am also interested in indigenous experiences of the American Civil War and “Greater Reconstruction”, the United States’ continental Indian policies, and the global dimensions of American and indigenous histories.

My research has been generously supported by a variety of associations, including the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Organization of American Historians, the Royal Historical Society, and the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University, among others.

Degrees obtained

  • BA in History, Cantab.
  • MPhil in Historical Studies, Cantab.
  • DPhil in History, Oxon

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