Maurice S. Crandall

Assistant Professor of Native American Studies

Maurice Crandall is a citizen of the Yavapai-Apache Nation of Camp Verde, Arizona. He is a historian of the Indigenous peoples of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (primarily New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora). From 2016–2017, he was the Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America at the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, Dr. Crandall worked as the Historical Projects Specialist at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a museum, archives, and cultural center owned and operated by New Mexico’s nineteen Pueblo Indian nations. His current research examines the ways in which Indigenous communities in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands implemented/adapted/indigenized/subverted colonially imposed ideas of democratic town government and voting during the Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. Territorial periods.

203 Sherman House, NAS
HB 6152
Native American Studies
B.A. Brigham Young University
M.A. University of New Mexico
Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Works in Progress

"These People Have Always Been a Republic": Forging Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598–1912 (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming).