Juliana Barr, Associate Professor

Juliana Barr

Associate Professor Juliana Barr received her M.A. and Ph.D. (1999) in American women’s history from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her B.A. (1988) from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Duke University Department of History in 2015 after teaching at Rutgers University and the University of Florida. She specializes in the history of early America, the Spanish Borderlands, American Indians, and women and gender. Her book, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2007. She is currently at work on a new book, “La Dama Azul (The Lady in Blue): A Southwestern Origin Story for Early America.”

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Ph.D.University of Wisconsin at Madison1999

American Indian . . • Borderlands--United States • Colonization--History • History • Indians of North America • Indians of North America--Study and teaching--Activity programs • Women and peace

Recent Publications

  1. Barr, J, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast, The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 74 no. 2 (April, 2017), pp. 365-368
  2. Juliana Barr,, There's No Such Thing as “Prehistory”: What the Longue Durée of Caddo and Pueblo History Tells Us about Colonial America, The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 74 no. 2 (2017), pp. 203-203, The William and Mary Quarterly [doi]
  3. Sleeper-Smith, S; Barr, J; O'Brien, JM; Shoemaker, N, Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians (April, 2015), pp. 352 pages, UNC Press Books, ISBN 1469621215  [abs]
  4. Barr, J, An Indian Language of Politics in the Land of the Tejas, in Major Problems in Texas History, edited by Haynes, SW; Wintz, CD (2015), Cengage Learning
  5. Barr, J, Borders and Borderlands, in Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History without American Indians, edited by Sleeper-Smith, S; O'Brien, JM; Shoemaker, N; Stevens, S; Barr, J (2015), University of North Carolina Press