Peter Olsen-Harbich

Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Joshua Piker
Current Research:  Indigenous Political Economy; Colonial Northeast; Anarchy Theory

Peter Olsen-Harbich graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in Economics. He is interested in the material and intellectual landscape of political economy in Colonial Native America generally, and especially indigenous systems of  inequality in the early colonial Northeast. In the spring of 2016, Peter completed his masters thesis, titled "Usufruct in the Land of Tribute: Property, Coercion, and Sovereignty on Early Colonial Long Island."  As an undergraduate, Peter wrote a senior thesis under the guidance of Dr. Michael Leroy Oberg on Iroquois participation in exchanges of information during the Seven Years War.