Native American and Indigenous Studies

Dr. Frances Kay Holmes
Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies

Muscogee descent, Tulsa Oklahoma

Expertise

  • Contemporary Native Issues: Identity, Urban Issues, Art, Film, Native Thought, and Philosophy/Epistemology
  • Native American History: National contexts, California, Lakota, and Southeastern Tribes
  • Research Methodologies: Mixed (Indigenous) Methods, Oral History, Interview, Case Study, Ethnography, Participatory Action Research, and Narrative 
  • Education: Indigenous, Foundations/History, Critical Curriculum, Critical Pedagogy, and Social Justice

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2013
  • M.A., University of California, Davis, 2006
  • B.A., Arizona State University, 1983

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Dr. Majel Boxer
Associate Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Reservation

Expertise

  • 19th and 20th century Native American history
  • Indigenous Women’s history
  • Native American oral and written traditions
  • Native American religions and spirituality
  • History of tribal museums and indigenous cultural centers
  • Fort Lewis Indian school
  • Fort Lewis College Tuition Waiver
  • Racial discourse and public spaces

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • B.A., Washington State University, 2002

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Dr. Pete McCormick
Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences,
Professor of Environmental Studies, and
Chair of Native American and Indigenous Studies

Professional Interests

  • Historical landscape change and land use
  • Ecological and cultural ramifications of human migration and settlement
  • Race, Place, and Landscape
  • American Southwest and Southern Plains
  • Latin America
  • Mediterranean

Education

  • Ph.D., 1999, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., 1995, Northern Arizona University
  • B.G.S., 1993, University of Kansas

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Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare
Professor of Anthropology &
Co-Coordinator and Professor for Gender & Women’s Studies

Expertise

  • Ethnographic Methods and Theory
  • The Inca and Other South American Civilizations
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality, and Race
  • Addressing Intimate Violence through Indigenous Feminist Thought
  • Histories of Amateur and Academic Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Museums and Global Heritage Studies
  • Native American Cultural Rights, NAGPRA, and Repatriation
  • Indigeneity, Urban Festivals, and Identity in South America
  • Anthropology of Spirituality and Materiality (e.g., Power of Masks)

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Anthropology, DePauw University 

Curriculum Vitae

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