Maeve Kane is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University at Albany, State University of New York where she teaches courses on Native history, early America, race and consumer culture, public history, and digital humanities. Her first book, Shirts Powdered Red: Haudenosaunee Gender, Trade and Exchange Across Three Centuries (2023), uses digital social network analysis, material culture, and Indigenous studies methods to argue that Haudenosaunee women used clothing to protect their nations’ sovereignty and reject colonialist constructions of civility and savagery. Her work has been supported by the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the New-York Historical Society, and the New York State Archives. Kane's articles have appeared in the journals Ethnohistory, the Journal of Early American History, and a special forum for the Roy Rosenzwieg Center for History and New Media. Her current work examines how racial and gendered anxiety about national identity is expressed through popular representations of the American Revolution, in addition to a separate digital humanities project examining social networks in early America.
NEW IN 2023: Shirts Powdered Red: Haudenosaunee Gender, Trade, and Exchange across Three Centuries (Cornell University Press)
American Women's History: A New Narrative History (Wiley)