Julie Fisher holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Delaware with a focus on Early American and Native American history. Her research focuses on English-colonial politics, language acquisition, and borderland communities. She is the co-author of Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts: Diplomacy, War, and the Balance of Power in Seventeenth-Century New England and Indian Country, which appeared with Cornell University Press in 2014. She is also a consulting editor with the Native Northeast Portal, a digital humanities project based at Yale University. Before coming to APS, she served as the primary investigator for a National Park Service grant at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence, Rhode Island.