Tai Edwards PhD

Associate Professor, history

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Tai S. Edwards – Associate Professor of History (Ph.D. University of Kansas, M.A. George Mason University, B.S. University of Kansas). Dr. Edwards’ research interests include North American colonization, U.S. expansion, Indigenous peoples, gender, and environmental history. Her recent Edgar Langsdorf award-winning article, “Disruption and Disease: The Osage Struggle to Survive in the Nineteenth-Century Trans-Missouri West” examined how U.S. removal policy and settler expansion produced the disruptions necessary for epidemic disease to decimate the Osage population (see Kansas History, vol. 36, no. 4, Winter 2013/2014). She is currently editing a manuscript examining the impact of colonization on Osage gender roles. Teaching experience includes U.S. history survey courses and Indigenous Peoples history.