Maeve Herbert Glass
Maeve spent the summer researching the role of law and diplomacy in 19th-century warfare in the American West. After collecting sources from the California State Archives, the National Archives, Beinecke Library, and, in particular, the Minnesota Historical Society, Maeve focused on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Her dissertation will examine the origins, conduct, and consequences of the war, as told from the perspectives of individual men and women involved in the conflict.
Kameron's project, “Injurious Rites: White Supremacist Melancholia on the Terrorist Stage,” will use trial transcripts and editorial ephemera (magazines, newspapers, etc.) to investigate the problem of legal consciousness and national subjectivity among white Southerners during and after the Reconstruction. Specifically, he will read these materials through the prisms of legal, literary and performance theory in order to trace the relationship between the feeling of “lost” citizenship and the ability to reclaim it through specific instances of speech and violent gesture.