Mairin Odle

Assistant Professor

Faculty Education

Swarthmore College (B.A.)
New York University (Ph.D.)

Faculty Research

Native American history; history of the body; seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America; cross-cultural encounter; Native representation in pop culture

Faculty Teaching

AMS 206: Introduction to Native American Studies

AMS 380: Imagining the Indian: Native Americans on Page and Screen

AMS 470/570: Natives and Newcomers: Cultural Encounters in Early America

AMS 492/592: Death in America, 1607-1865

Faculty Publications


Skin Deep: Tattoos, Scalps, and the Contested Language of Bodies in Early America (in progress)


“‘We are all savages’: Scalping in The Revenant,” Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life, vol. 17, no. 1 (December 2016).

Indelible Ink: The Deep History of Tattoo Removal,” The Appendix: A Journal of Narrative and Experimental History, vol. 1, no. 4 (October 2013), 47-52.

Buried in Plain Sight: Indian ‘Curiosities’ in Du Simitière’s American Museum,Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 136, no. 4 (October 2012), 499-502.