Bethany Schneider received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and is Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. She specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, and American Indian literature and culture. She has published articles exploring Native and non-Native concepts of landed belonging and sovereignty. Her book project, "From Place to Populace: State Proliferation and Indian Removal in U.S. Literatures, 1800-1840" explores the intellectual crises surrounding Removal in Native nations and the United States, and traces how Removal was justified and systematically enacted through insisting upon land as repeatable rather than singular, fungible rather than immobile. This in turn redounded upon Indian and U.S. understandings of the raced and nationalized body, and upon concepts of the body politic.