Meet Our Team

Project Leads

Joy Porter, Professor of Indigenous History

Charles W. A. Prior, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

Project CO-Is on Brightening the Covenant Chain

Professor Pekka Hämäläinen, Rhodes Professor of American History, Oxford

Professor Mark Walters, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Canada

Professor Dale Turner, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

British Academy Global Professor – ‘Native Ecologies’

Gregory D. Smithers, Virginia Commonwealth University

Leverhulme Trust Lecturer in Indigenous America

Dr Kristofer Ray

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Digital) – Brightening the Covenant Chain

Dr Matthias Wong

Project Administrator – Brightening the Covenant Chain

Caroline Ward

Research Assistant to British Academy Global Professor

Dr Susannah Hopson

PhD Students

Hannah Cusworth (Mahogany, Enslaved Africans, Miskito Indigenous People – AHRC CDA with English Heritage and Historic England)

Phoebe Medlicott-Revell (Water Cultures in Conflict – Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship)

Rebecca Slatcher (Indigenous Languages – AHRC CDA with the British Library Americas Collections)

Research Associate

Dr Heather Hatton