Mandy Izadi

I am a fourth year DPhil student in the Faculty of History. My doctoral research investigates the oft-segregated intersections of Native American and African American history. The dissertation that I am writing focuses on Creek and Seminole Indians, and the slaves, Britons and Spaniards with whom they allied in their struggles against the United States. The geographical parameters of their lives, and accordingly, of the project, reach from Florida outwards to nearby Caribbean outposts. To research and write this project, I have travelled to archives in London, New York, Washington DC, Georgia, and Florida. I received my B.A. in History from New York University, and my M.A. in American History from the University of Maryland. I have most recently presented papers at Harvard University’s conference on ‘Caribbean Diaspora Reconsidered’, and at the annual British American Nineteenth Century History conference on ‘Rethinking Honor and Community in the Antebellum South.’  I am also helping with the planning of the inaugural Oxford-Yale conference on Indigenous Studies at Oxford in June 2013.