Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is a rapidly expanding, multidisciplinary academic field. Currently an undergraduate minor, the NAIS program provides students with a background in the academic theories and practical applications of the subject. With a focus on issues that affect indigenous communities and nations in the United States and around the world, this field of study draws from a number of disciplines and programs, including American studies; anthropology; Asian studies; English; environmental sciences; Latin American and Iberian studies; history; political science; and women’s and gender studies. The NAIS program also coordinates a number of resources and exciting opportunities for students to learn more about local, national, and international issues of concern to indigenous communities. These include guest lectures, film screenings, and other events.
Department Chair and Professor of American Studies
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