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Michaela Kleber

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., William & Mary, 2020
Curriculum Vitae


Geographic Field(s):  Modern European History: France and Global Francophonie; American History, Before 1900

Thematic Field(s):  War and Empire in History; Gender and Sexuality History

Principal Research Interest(s):  Early America, Native America, Gender and Sexuality


Michaela Kleber (Ph.D., William & Mary, 2020) is a historian of early America, with a particular focus on Native America, French empire, and gender and sexuality. Her current work centers on the Illinois in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the French who colonized among them. Her project recovers the gender and sexuality structures of indigenous Illinois society in order to explain how these structures guided French colonization.