Kevin March is a PhD student studying Colonial & Native American History. Before starting at Boston College, Kevin earned an MA in History from McGill University in 2019 and also has a BA in History from Cornell University, graduating magna cum laude in 2016. Kevin is currently preparing for his comprehensive exams in the major fields of Colonial America and 19th Century United States and the minor field of Colonial Latin America.
Kevin’s dissertation project is on King Philip’s War (1675-1678) in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, the traditional homelands of the Wabanaki peoples. He is particularly interested in how the Wabanakis asserted their territorial hegemony though successful military campaigns against English settlements and formed an intertribal confederacy that became a sovereign authority over nearby colonists in the aftermath of the war. Kevin’s project reassesses the consequences of King Philip’s War, which historians have usually depicted as a decisive and unmitigated defeat for all Native peoples in New England. He also hopes his project will contribute to the growing body of historiographical literature on Native American polities and empires in Vast Early America.
Kevin also has experience as an educator, college admissions counselor, and standardized test tutor. He also worked public history roles as an undergraduate intern at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, a graduate intern and the Castine Historical Society, and a contributor to the history podcast Reel Fiction. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys watching baseball, painting, and iced coffee.
Graduate Fellow, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, 2020-21
2020 Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship (January 2021)
2020 James Madison Award for Excellence in Historical Scholarship (August 2020)
McGill University History Department Conference Travel Grant (September 2018)
Semifinalist, U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant (March 2017)
Bernard E. West Prize for promising scholarship in U.S. History (May 2016)
Cornell University History Department Research Grant (October 2015)