Mairin Odle is a historian of early America with particular interests in the embodied, often violent, effects and processes of colonialism as well as the intersections of history and memory. She earned her Ph.D. in Atlantic History at New York University, and is now Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Alabama. Her current project investigates how cross-cultural encounters reshaped early American bodies through the permanent marks of scalping, tattooing, and branding. Recent publications include “Indelible Ink: The Deep History of Tattoo Removal,” The Appendix: A Journal of Narrative and Experimental History, vol. 1, no. 4 (October 2013), and “Buried in Plain Sight: Indian ‘Curiosities’ in Du Simitière’s American Museum,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 136, no. 4 (October 2012).