Assistant Professor of History; Co-director of the Native Studies Forum
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD 2015
Areas of Research/Interest
Early American History, Native American History
Elizabeth Ellis is an assistant professor of history and the co-director of the Native Studies Forum at New York University. She specializes in early American and Native American history and her research focuses on the early Indigenous south. Prior to joining NYU, Liz was the Barra Postdoctoral Fellow and a visiting assistant professor at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her forthcoming book with the University of Pennsylvania Press, Power on the Margins: The Petites Nations and Lower Mississippi Valley, 1650-1800, examines the formation of Native nations in the early southeast and the ways that Indigenous peoples shaped and limited the extent of European colonization. Her research interests also include, Indigenous migration, Native American slavery, and early Indigenous writing. In addition to her work on early America, Liz writes about contemporary Indigenous issues and political movements and is committed to organizing and fighting for Indigenous self-determination. She is a citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
Associate of L. R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University
The Natchez War Revisited: Indigenous Diplomacy, Multi-Directional Slave Trades, and Violence in the Lower Mississippi Valley