Jacob A. Davis


Ph.D. Student

Jacob is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania studying 17th and 18th century Early American history. He is specifically interested in the built environment, community, and kinship amongst settlers and Natives in the colonial borderlands. 

Advisor: Emma Hart

Secondary Advisor: Kathleen Brown


B.A., History with Honors, summa cum laude, Northeastern University

Research Interests

Early American Borderlands, Community Networks, Material Culture and the Built Environment, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Vernacular Knowledge, Trade Towns