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Claire Lavarreda

PhD in World History

Claire Lavarreda is a World History Ph.D. student at Northeastern University, focusing on Indigenous history, archives, memory, and material culture. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2021, where she majored in History and Social Sciences and minored in Spanish. Claire has interned for a variety of archives and institutions, including the Law Library of Congress and the Journal of the Plague Year. She has also received several scholarships and awards, including a HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Honorarium and the James Davies Scholarship via the Rare Book School. She has also attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and previously worked for the Civil Rights And Restorative Justice Project. As a scholar with mixed heritage, Claire strives to approach her work with intersectionality, mixing Public History and Digital Humanities into her research.

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Cohort: 2021

Research Interest: Archives, Native American nations, Indigenous American record-keeping, Language preservation, Tribal and non-tribal institutions

Fieldwork: Eastern Connecticut State University’s Archives & Special Collections digitization of the Helena Miller Collection

Comps Fields: Book History Across the Americas 1491-1900, Advisor: Jessica Linker; Global Indigeneity 1491-Present, Advisor: Ángel Nieves; Early America 1491-1900, Advisor: Chris Parsons

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