Title: ‘Their Wicked Conduct’: Women, Gender, and the Formation of Families in Early French Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands
Bio: Jacquelyne Thoni Howard is a Ph.D. Candidate of U.S. History at Fordham University. Her research interests include Borderlands History, Gender and Sexuality, and Early U.S. History. She earned an M.A. in History from the University of San Diego and a B.A. in History from Loyola University New Orleans. She examines the experiences of African, European, and Indian women living within and near the colonized spaces of the North American Borderlands. She is currently writing a dissertation, titled “Reading the ‘Bans’: Marriage and Kinship Practices in French Colonial Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands, 1682-1782.” At Newcomb College Institute, she is the Manager of Technology Initiatives, where she works with students, staff, and faculty on projects relating to Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, and Instructional Technology.
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