Professor Porter is currently Co-Principal Investigator of the University of Hull research cluster Treatied Spaces: Environment & Peoples in America, 1607-1890.
She was previously Principal Investigator on a 2011 research project, funded by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, entitled The American Presidency and Tribal Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century.
She is collaborating with 2018 British Academy Visiting Fellow Dale Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire on a project entitled “A Tradition of Anishinaabe Diplomacy: indigenous Spirituality in Anishinaabe Constitutionalism”.
Prior to this, she was Principal Investigator on a 2010 research project, funded by an AHRC Research Fellowship, entitled The American Indian Poet of the First World War: Modernism and the Indian Identity of Frank ‘Toronto’ Prewett 1893-1962. This project allowed her to write the first book to make serious, conceptual arguments about Native American identity on both sides of the Atlantic during and after the First World War.