Katie Lantz is a Ph.D. candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Her work examines the competition for land and power between Anishinaabeg peoples who live in the upper Great Lakes and Americans who expanded into that region during the early nineteenth century. Katie has held fellowships from the Newberry Library, International Center for Jefferson Studies, Clements Library, Bentley Historical Library, and the UVA Americas Center, and has been a visiting fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University. She has presented her work at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and this summer will present at conferences held by the Omohundro Institute and the Western Historical Association. She will also participate in the Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute led by Anishinaabeg peoples in Ontario. She received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.A. from the University of Virginia.