Professor Hale is a scholar of Indigenous religious traditions whose work focuses on nineteenth century Native American history and United States race relations. She holds a PhD from the Department of History at Yale University and an M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Barnard, she was the 2017-2018 Andrew W. Mellon Native American Scholars Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Philosophical Society. She has also held fellowships at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Newberry Library D’Arcy McNickle Center in Chicago. Professor Hale teaches courses in global Indigenous religious traditions, Native American history, and religion in the Americas. Her book manuscript, titled Fugitive Religion: The Ghost Dance and Native American Resistance After the US Civil War is under contract with Yale University Press.