Colonial Americas Workshop | "Frontlines/Frontlives, Centering Black and Native Experiences in the Early American South"

Colonial Americas Workshop
Event date: 
April 6, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Alejandra Dubcovsky
University of California - Riverside 
Seminar Series: 
Colonial and Revolutionary Americas Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in American Studies

"Frontlines/Frontlives, Centering Black and Native Experiences in the Early American South"

Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California - Riverside 

This workshop will be held via Zoom. Registration is required. To register, visit:

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Alejandra Dubcovsky is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. She is also the inaugural fellow in the Program for the Advancement of the Humanities, a partnership of The Huntington and UC Riverside that aims to support the future of the humanities. She received her BA and PhD from UC Berkeley. She also has a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State.

Her first book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South (HUP 2016), won the 2016 Michael V. R. Thomason Book Award from the Gulf South Historical Association. Her latest articles include, “Writing Timucua: Recovering and Interrogating Indigenous Authorship,” co-written with Aaron Broadwell for The Journal of Early American Studies (2017), "When Archaeology and History Meet: Shipwrecks, Indians, and the Contours of the Early-Eighteenth-Century South,” which appeared in the Journal of Southern History (2018), and " Defying Indian Slavery: Apalachee Voices and Spanish Sources in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast," in the The William and Mary Quarterly (2018) and received Honorable Mention for the 2018 Carol Gold Award from the Coordinating Council for Women in History. 

She has served in the editorial boards of the journals of Ethnohistory (2015-2018), NAISA (2017-2020), and Native South (2016-2021). In 2018, she was awarded a Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Grant and a UC Riverside-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Faculty Exchange Grant.

Area of Interest: 
African American
Native American
Race & Ethnicity
American South
United States
17th & 18th Centuries