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Dr. Kallie Kosc

Dr. Kallie Kosc

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Texas Christian University
 SSH 121

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Mondays via Zoom, 1:00-2:15 (email for link), or by appointment.

 

Fields

Native American and Indigenous, Early America, 19th Century U.S., Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Environmental

 

Bio

Professor Kosc's research centers on the experiences of indigenous women within their tribal nations and the expanding settler state in the first decades of American nationhood. Her first book project, “The Education of Mary Peters: Mohican Women, Race, and Citizenship in Early America,” investigates the ever-changing relationship between education, race, and citizenship in the lives of Stockbridge Mohican women during their era of removals (1790-1850). Her most recent work entitled, “‘caring for our affairs ourselves’: Stockbridge Mohican Women and Indian Education in Early America,” was published in the American Indian Quarterly in Fall 2020. The article looks at the ways Mohican women shaped colonial education projects, specifically women’s textile manufacturing, to suit their own needs and support community survivance. It also examines how American missionaries took credit for Mohican women’s success and twisted their female educational priorities from ones that privileged Mohican sovereignty to a state-sponsored “female-first” strategy aimed at cultural and racial destruction in the later half of the nineteenth century. Various parts of Dr. Kosc's research have been presented at the annual meetings of the Organization of American Historians, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, and the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities.
 
Courses taught

HIST 2023: History of the Present
HIST 3633: Early National Period, 1787-1828

HIST 3793: Native American History

HIST 3903: Introduction to the Study of History
HIST 5120: 19th Century U.S. Graduate Readings Seminar

Honors Add-On: "Who Tells Your Story?": Hamilton and the Popular Memory of America's Founding

 

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