Alejandra Dubcovsky is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. She is also the inaugural fellow in the Program for the Advancement of the Humanities, a partnership of The Huntington and UC Riverside that aims to support the future of the humanities. She received her B.A and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She also has a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State.
Her first book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South (Harvard University Press, 2016), won the 2016 Michael V. R. Thomason Book Award from the Gulf South Historical Association. Her latest articles include, “Writing Timucua: Recovering and Interrogating Indigenous Authorship,” co-written with Aaron Broadwell for The Journal of Early American Studies (2017); “When Archaeology and History Meet: Shipwrecks, Indians, and the Contours of the Early-Eighteenth-Century South,” which appeared in the Journal of Southern History (2018); and “Defying Indian Slavery: Apalachee Voices and Spanish Sources in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast,” in the The William and Mary Quarterly (2018), which received honorable mention for the 2018 Carol Gold Award from the Coordinating Council for Women in History.
She has served in the editorial boards of the journals of Ethnohistory (2015-18), NAISA (2017-20), and Native South (2016-21). In 2018, she was awarded a Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Grant and a UC Riverside-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Faculty Exchange Grant.