Professor Kristofer Ray

Dr Kristofer Ray

Leverhulme Trust Lecturer in Indigenous America

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

Kristofer Ray is Leverhulme Trust Lecturer in Indigenous America. A student of the 16th-18th Century Native South, Indigenous Ohio Valley, and Indian slavery, he also edits the Tennessee Historical Quarterly and co-edits the “Indians and Southern History” series with the University of Alabama Press. In addition to several books chapters and journal articles, he is the author of Middle Tennessee, 1775-1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier (Tennessee, 2007) and Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774 (forthcoming). He also co-edit with Brady DeSanti (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) a volume titled Understanding and Teaching Native American History: Essays and Resources (under contract, Wisconsin).

Ray received my PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003.

Recent outputs

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Book

Understanding and teaching Native American history: Methods and resources

(in press). Understanding and teaching Native American history: Methods and resources

Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume VII: 1992-2016

K. Ray (Ed.), (in press). Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume VII: 1992-2016

Book Chapter

'Our Concerns with Indians are now greatly extended’: Cherokees, Westward Indians, and Interpreting the Quebec Act from the Ohio Valley, 1763-1774

Ray, K. (in press). 'Our Concerns with Indians are now greatly extended’: Cherokees, Westward Indians, and Interpreting the Quebec Act from the Ohio Valley, 1763-1774. In The Quebec Act of 1774: Transnational Contexts, Meanings, and LegaciesMcGill-Queens University Press

Journal Article

Constructing a Discourse of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Sovereignty in Anglo-Virginia, 1600-1750

Ray, K. (2017). Constructing a Discourse of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Sovereignty in Anglo-Virginia, 1600-1750. Native South, 10, 19-39. https://doi.org/10.1353/nso.2017.0002

'The Indians of every denomination were free, and independent of us’: White Southern Explorations of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Society, 1772-1830

Ray, K. (2016). 'The Indians of every denomination were free, and independent of us’: White Southern Explorations of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Society, 1772-1830. American Nineteenth Century History, 17(2), 139-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2016.1215019

Research interests

Indigenous North America

Indigenous Sovereignty

16th-18th Century Native South and Ohio Valley

The Legal Construction of Indigenous Slavery

Postgraduate supervision

Indigenous North America

Indigenous Sovereignty

16th-18th Century Native South and Ohio Valley

The Legal Construction of Indigenous Slavery

Early America

Journal editorial role

Editor, Tennessee Historical Quarterly

2010 - 2020

Guest Editor, Native South Vol. 10 (2017)

2017 - 2017

Other

Co-Editor, "Indians and Southern History" Series, University of Alabama Press

2017 - 2020

Director, Post Graduate Research Program

2019