Kristalyn Shefveland is a University of Southern Indiana professor in the Department of History and has lived in Evansville since 2010. A native of Wabasha, Minnesota, and North Ridgeville, Ohio, she grew up hearing stories of giant catfish in the upper Mississippi River and eating Frank's Bratwursts with kraut on a soft roll topped with stadium mustard in the gallery of the Cleveland Westside Market.
A scholar of the American South and the native Southeast, Shefveland enjoys the ways in which history and foodways can intersect and is the creator of the River Cities Oral History Project, a collaborative effort at the University of Southern Indiana that seeks to collect memories and stories about the Tristate region.
She is the author of Anglo-Native Virginia: Trade, Conversion, and Indian Slavery in the Old Dominion, 1646-1722 (University of Georgia Press, 2016).
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