Dr. Natalie Inman joined Cumberland University in 2010 after receiving her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Inman is the author of Brothers and Friends: Kinship in Early America (University of Georgia Press), articles in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly and Journal of East Tennessee History, as well as a chapter in Before the Volunteer State: New Thoughts on Early Tennessee History, 1690-1800 (University of Tennessee Press). Her current research is on the cultural change and power dynamics within cross-cultural marriages between American Indians and Anglo-Americans in Early America. She serves as a consultant for the American Indian Rights event within the Nashville Public Library series on Civil Rights Activism led by Dr. André Churchwell of Vanderbilt University. She has a forthcoming chapter in the book, New Directions in Family History. Dr. Inman maintains a non-profit, Haiti Heart Books, that promotes reading and celebrates Haitian culture. She is also active with organizations that support Haitian education.