Mairin Odle

Mairin Odle

Associate Professor


  • B.A., Swarthmore College
  • Ph.D., New York University

Faculty Research

  • Native American history
  • History of the body
  • 17th- and 18th-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
  • BUI 300: Contagious Ideas: Epidemics in American Culture
  • AMS 492/592: AMS LAB: Mapping Native Alabama
  • AMS 585: American Experience to 1865

Selected Publications



Book Chapter

  • “‘Pownced, Pricked, or Paynted’: English Ideas of Tattooing as Indigenous Literacy,” in Stigma: Marks on Skin in the Early Modern World, eds. Katherine Dauge-Roth and Craig Koslofsky (forthcoming, Penn State University Press)

Recent Public Presentations