Zada Ballew

Position title: TA: History 490 with Professor Suarez


Advisor: Stephen Kantrowitz

Zada Ballew


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.


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


  • U.S./North American History

MA Title

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

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 460: American Environmental History
  • History 490: American Indian History