Associate Professor in the Department of History
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.”
Barr NHC Fellowship awarded by National Humanities Center (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019
La Dama Azul: A Southwestern Origin Story for Colonial America awarded by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016
Sleeper-Smith, S, Barr, J, O'Brien, JM, and Shoemaker, N. Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians. UNC Press Books, April 20, 2015.
Barr, J, and Countryman, E. Contested Spaces of Early America. University of Pennsylvania Press, March 24, 2014.
Barr, J. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. Univ of North Carolina Press, November 30, 2009.
Barr, J. "Review of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn." American Historical Review 120, no. June (2015): 1003-1004.
Barr, J. "Roundtable Review Forum on Paul W. Mapp’s The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763." H-Diplomacy 14, no. 16 (2013): 5-9.
Barr, J. "Review of Land of the Tejas: Native American Identity and Interaction in Texas, A.D. 1300 to 1700 by John Wesley Arnn III." American Historical Review 118, no. October (2013): 1172-1173.
Barr, J. "Review of War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41, no. Summer (2010): 162-163.
Barr, J. "Review of The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen." Pacific Historical Review 78, no. November (2009): 631-632.
Barr, J. "Review of A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca by Andrés Reséndez." The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 65, no. January (2009): 415-416.
Barr, J. "Review of Native Women’s History in Eastern North America before 1900: A Guide to Research and Writing by Rebecca Kugel and Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, eds." Ethnohistory 56, no. Winter (2009): 202-203.
Barr, J. "Review of Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico by Robert C. Galgano." American Historical Review 113, no. October (2008): 1146-1147.
Barr, J. "Review of After the Massacre: The Violent Legacy of the San Sabá Mission by Robert S. Weddle." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 111, no. April (2008): 445-446.
Barr, J. "From Captives to Slaves: Commodifying Indian Women in the Borderlands." In Journal of American History AP U.S. History Anthology,edited by J Stacy and J Sabathne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (Essay)
Barr, J. "Borders and Borderlands." In Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History without American Indians,edited by S Sleeper-Smith, JM O'Brien, N Shoemaker, S Stevens, and J Barr. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. (Essay)
Barr, J. "An Indian Language of Politics in the Land of the Tejas (Submitted)." In Major Problems in Texas History,edited by SW Haynes and CD Wintz. New York: Cengage Learning, 2015. (Essay)
Barr, J. "Captivity, Native Americans." In The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History,edited by JC Miller, V Brown, J Cañizares-Esguerra, L Dubois, and KO Kupperman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. (Essay)
Barr, J. "Indian Women Who ‘Carry Gallantry Still Further Than the Men’: A Barometer of Power in 18th-Century Texas." In Texas Women/American Women: Their Lives and Times,edited by S Cole, R Sharpless, and E Turner. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014. (Essay)
Barr, J. "A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the “Land of the Tejas." In Early North America in Global Perspective,edited by PD Morgan and MA Warsh. New York: Routledge, 2013. (Essay)
Barr, J. "The Colonial Sun Belt: St. Augustine to Santa Fe." In Major Problems in American Colonial History,edited by KO Kupperman. New York: Cengage Learming, 2011. (Essay)
Barr, J. "A Spectrum of Indian Bondage in Spanish Texas." In Indian Slavery in Colonial America,edited by A Gallay, 277-318. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. (Essay)
Barr, J. "From Captives to Slaves: Commodifying Indian Women in the Borderlands." In The Best American History Essays 2007,edited by J Jones, 13-46. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Essay)
Barr, J. "A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the 'Land of the Tejas'." In American Encounters: Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to Indian Removal, 1500-1850,edited by PC Mancall and JH Merrell, 393-426. New York: Routledge, 2007. (Essay)
Barr, J. "The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast." WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY 74, no. 2 (April 2017): 365-368.
Juliana Barr, . "There's No Such Thing as “Prehistory”: What the Longue Durée of Caddo and Pueblo History Tells Us about Colonial America." The William and Mary Quarterly 74, no. 2 (2017): 203-203. Full Text
Juliana Barr, . "The Red Continent and the Cant of the Coastline." The William and Mary Quarterly 69, no. 3 (2012): 521-521. Full Text
Barr, J. "Beyond the "Atlantic World": Early American History as Viewed from the West." OAH Magazine of History 25, no. 1 (January 1, 2011): 13-18. Full Text
Barr, J. "Geographies of Power: Mapping Indian Borders in the “Borderlands” of the Early Southwest." The William and Mary Quarterly 68, no. 1 (January 2011): 5-46. Full Text
Barr, J. "How Do You Get from Jamestown to Santa Fe? A Colonial Sun Belt." The Journal of southern history 73, no. August (2007): 553-566.
Barr, J. "From Captives to Slaves: Commodifying Indian Women in the Borderlands." Journal of American History 92, no. 1 (June 1, 2005): 19-19. Full Text
Barr, J. "A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the “Land of the Tejas." The William and Mary Quarterly 61, no. July (2004): 393-434.