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Juliana Barr

Associate Professor of History
Dept of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708
211 Classroom Building, Durham, NC 27708


Associate Professor Juliana Barr received her M.A. and Ph.D. (1999) in American women’s history from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her B.A. (1988) from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Duke University Department of History in 2015 after teaching at Rutgers University and the University of Florida. She specializes in the history of early America, the Spanish Borderlands, American Indians, and women and gender. Her book, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2007. She is currently at work on a new book, “La Dama Azul (The Lady in Blue): A Southwestern Origin Story for Early America.”

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of History · 2015 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Wisconsin, Madison · 1999 Ph.D.