Zada Ballew

Position title: TA: History 393 with Professor Kantrowitz

Email: zballew@wisc.edu

Address:
Advisor: Stephen Kantrowitz
Office: 4260 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 5080 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 or by appointment

Zada Ballew

Biography

I study the formation of modern Native America within and beyond the Great Lakes region. My current project chronicles a forgotten history of land claims and land acknowledgments involving my tribe, the Pokégnek Bodéwadmik (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi), at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century.

Education

M.A., U.S./North American History, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2021
B.A., Economics and Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 2019

Field

  • U.S./North American History

MA Title

  • “‘The Indian Side of the Question’: Settling the Story of Potawatomi Removal in the Twentieth Century Midwest”

Selected Publications

Selected Awards

  • Graduate Student Essay Prize, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE), 2022
  • Early Excellence Teaching Assistant Award, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2021
  • Kate Everest Levi Second-Year Paper Prize, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2021

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 109 – Who is an American?
  • History 460 – American Environmental History
  • History 490 – American Indian History