Alina Scott is a third-year PhD student in the Department of History. She received her bachelor's degree from Southern Nazarene University in 2017. She received her M.A. in May 2019 from the University of Texas at Austin with a graduate certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Her M.A. report, "We Think We Have Been in Slavery Long Enough": Control, Coalitions, and the Power of the Wampanoag Petition in Southern Massachusetts (1820-1845) focused on a series of land-based petitions in Southern Massachusetts in order to understand how Native petitioners used the ideology of religion, citizenship, and property rights in attempts to regain control of tribal lands and reassert Indigenous sovereignty. She is currently a managing editor at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Journal and assistant editor of Not Even Past.