History Department
History Department

Alina Scott


M.A. History, University of Texas at Austin

Doctoral Student | Managing Editor, Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal
Alina Scott

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Interests


18th and 19th-Century, Native American Culture and Politics, Petitions, Gender, Digital Humanities, Environmental History

Biography


Alina Scott (Belizean Creole) is a third-year history doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, working with Dr. Erika Bsumek. She is interested in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Native intellectual history and literature, digital humanities, critical race theory, archival studies, gender and sexuality, and religion. Her dissertation examines Indigenous petitioning campaigns and protests in the nineteenth century.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in History and English from Southern Nazarene University in 2017. She received her M.A. in History with a graduate portfolio in Native American and Indigenous Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. Her M.A. report “We Think We Have Been in Slavery Long Enough”: Control, Coalitions, and the Power of the Wampanoag Petition in Southern Massachusetts (1820-1845), explored trends in petitioning in predominantly Wampanoag towns in mid-nineteenth-century Massachusetts. Her M.A. report was supervised by Dr. Erika Bsumek (History) and Dr. Jennifer Graber (Religious Studies, NAIS). 


She is currently the assistant editor of Not Even Past and a managing editor at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal