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Congratulations to Heather Kopelson (PhD, 2008) on appointment to Omohundro Institute Council

Congratulations to Heather Kopelson on appointment to Omohundro Institute (OI) Council.  The OI is an independent research organization sponsored by The College of William & Mary. Their scope encompasses the history and cultures of North America from circa 1450 to 1820 and includes related developments in Africa, the British Isles, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America.

Heather Miyano Kopelson specializes in the history of sexuality and the body; religion, race, and gender in the Atlantic world, slavery in the early Americas, and Native American history. She is an associate professor at the University of Alabama. Her first book, Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic was published by New York University Press in 2014. She is currently at work on a second book, "Idolatrous Processions: Music, Dance, and Cultural Exchange in the Americas, 1500-1700," and an article, "Locating Diaspora in Eighteenth-Century Bermuda: Disorderly Dancing and the Archive of the Body."