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Kai Werner

Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Josh Piker
Email: [[kwerner]]
Current Research: Early America; Environmental; Indigenous Peoples

Kai Werner is a second-year doctoral student interested in the borderlands of early America. Kai received his B.A. in history from the University of New Mexico (2018) and his M.A from William and Mary (2021). His most recent work focuses on the environmental histories of the Pacific, investigating how early interactions between indigenous peoples and European empires affected ecologies, epistemologies, and legal structures in California and the Kingdom of Hawaii. He has served as both an editorial apprentice and an editorial fellow for the Omohundro Institute of Early America. He is the recipient of the Dr. William M. Kelso Graduate Fellowship in Early American Studies.