- Field(s): United States
- Specialization: Colonial, Imperial and Diasporic History; Gender & Sexuality History
- Advisor(s): Susan J. Pearson
Hannah Reynolds is a first-year doctoral student in the History Department. She is interested in the interplay of gender and race in US settler colonialism, particularly as they function in mid-19th century land grant legislation. Her Master’s thesis through Portland State University explored the lives of women who participated in homesteading on the North Oregon Coast, and how their contributions reflect the intimate and gendered nature of American imperialism. Hannah earned her BA from Vassar College, during which she traveled to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and conducted oral histories with women who represented a broad array of local organizations to explore the evolution of the women’s movement there. She also earned her teaching certification and worked for five years as a Social Studies teacher and Speech and Debate coach at a rural, public high school on the Oregon Coast. Hannah remains deeply committed to inclusive teaching and learning.