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Karen Sause

Ph.D. Student (ABD)

Fields: Native American, Colonial America, Atlantic World 
Faculty: Joel Martin, Kevin Sweeney 
Education:  B.A., History, Gettysburg College (2005); M.A., History, (Concentration: Atlantic World; Secondary fields: Colonial America and Early Modern Europe), Villanova University (2009) 

I am continually fascinated by the complex processes of exchange, interplay, and negotiation between indigenous and colonial peoples. My dissertation puts into a historical context the current crisis of poor health among Native Americans, especially diabetes, and their fight to maintain food and cultural sovereignty. 

ksause@history.umass.edu