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Emily Dixon Magness

Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Joshua Piker
email: [[edmagness]]
Current Research: Gender and Sexuality, Native American/Indigenous Peoples, Early America

Emily Magness (Cherokee Nation) is a PhD student with research interests in gender, war, and politics in eighteenth-century Cherokee country. In 2021, Emily received her B.A. in History from Wellesley College, where she was a founding member of the Native American Student Association. She received her M.A. from William & Mary in 2022, during which she also served as an editorial apprentice and fellow for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Her most recent work focuses on the intersections of Cherokee culture and Cherokee political decision-making during the Anglo-Cherokee War. Outside of her graduate work, Emily is passionate about Cherokee language revitalization and public education on Native American history.