Maria John

Maria John is a doctoral candidate in U.S. History at Columbia University, with interests in settler colonialism, indigenous history, healthcare and public policy, political activism, and comparative historical methodology. Her dissertation explores the history of health activism and advocacy among urban indigenous communities in Australia and the United States between 1950 and 1980. In particular, she focuses on indigenous advocacy for free, community-based healthcare clinics run by and for native people as an expression and realization of their political ideals and agenda of self-determination. Maria currently lives in New York City, but considers Melbourne and Hong Kong to be her homes as well.