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  • Mattie Harper (2011-2012) -(Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe):received her Ph.D in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Her dissertation, titled "French Africans in Indian Country," examines identify formation by focusing on four generations of one family in the Western Great Lakes region. Her work raises questions about the construction of race, Native American identity formation, and cross-cultural encounters in the...

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  • Hunter Cox (Prairie Band Potawatomi) was awarded the writing prize for his senior thesis: "The Bolivian Constitution: A Truly Ethnic Phenomenon?"

  • Prof. Lomawaima's research on the experiences of American Indian alumni of a federal off-reservation boarding school is rooted in the experiences of her father Curtis Thorpe Carr, who survived, from age 9 to 16, the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma. Interviews with her father and sixty of his contemporaries, plus information from federal policy and archives, appear in They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School, winner of the 1993 North American Indian...

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  • Terra L. Branson (2010) Muscogee (Creek) was awarded the writing prize for her Senior Thesis: " Enduring Political Change: The Story of Mvskoke."

  • Chukan Brown (2010-2011) - (Aleut and Inupiat) received her PhD in Philosophy from McGill University, with a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women's Studies. Her doctoral work considers questions of indigenous identity by beginning first with a critique of contemporary race theory and theories of social identity. After teaching Ethics, Epistemology, and Social Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, she left the academic arena and is now a writer-philosopher who writes, travels,...

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  • Dagmar Seely (Sac and Fox of Oklahoma) NAS Visiting Tribal Scholar 2009-2010. Dagmar is in her 4th year as a Ph.D. student at Indiana University, Bloomington. She received a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University in 2005.Her two primary academic areas of interest are philanthropic studies and higher education. While at Dartmouth Dagmar worked on her research project regarding Mohegan scholar and fundraiser Samson Occom. Her primary research is the role of Samson as...

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  • Shannon Prince (Cherokee) graduated as a Senior Fellow. Her senior thesis was entitled "Bones in the Other World."

  • Noelani Arista (2009-2010) - (Hawaiian) received her PhD in American History from Brandeis University. Her dissertation "Outrage and Silence: Encountering History in Early Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i" reorients the discussion about the role New England missionaries played in Hawaiian politics and governance, the formation of law, and the persistence of kapu (oral chiefly pronouncement) in the decades before the first Hawaiian constitution (1840). She is currently an Assistant Professor at the...

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  • Alexanna Salmon (Yupik / Aleut). Alexanna graduated Dartmouth with a double major in Native American Studies and Anthropology.   Her award was based on her senior thesis:  'Igyararmiunguunga': Qallemciq Nunaka Man'I Kuicaraami-lu. 'I Belong to Igiugig': The Story of My Home on the Kvichak River."

  • Kendra Taira Field (2008-2009) - (Creek)  wrote her dissertation for a PhD in History at New York University, titled: "African American Migration From the Deep South to Indian Territory, 1870-1920."  Kendra is now an Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Tufts University. She is now completing her first book, Growing Up with the Country: A Family History of Race and American Expansion. She has received the Huggins-Quarles Award of the Organization of American Histories and...

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