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Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies

2018-2019 NCAIS Faculty Liaisons at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

In June of 2008, the Newberry Library founded NCAIS, The Newberry Consortium in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, which links universities across the United States and Canada engaged in the training of graduate students in Indigenous Studies. The consortium draws on the resources of the Newberry’s world renowned collections in American Indian and Indigenous Studies to create a series of programs that facilitates graduate student training in Indigenous Studies. Each year graduate students from the member universities come together for a late winter graduate conference to present their research, a spring workshop, and a three-week long summer institute. At the heart of the training is the graduate level summer institute held at the Newberry, where students can opt to receive graduate credit at their home universities. Drawn on topics directly related to the Newberry collections, the students focus on readings related to the topic or theme of the institute and simultaneously, work in the Newberry collections on their research. The NCAIS spring workshop is also topical but usually held at other archival sites in the United States and Canada, offering graduate students a unique opportunity to become familiar with multiple archival resources. In late February, the graduate conference gathers NCAIS graduate students and faculty to be a graduate conference where NCAIS graduate students present their research. Supportive faculty from the NCAIS schools provide positive feedback to the graduate students about how to effectively present and enhance their research. NCAIS has funds earmarked for both long-term and short-term funding for faculty at NCAIS member institutions. Graduate students in NCAIS also have designated funds available for research and can apply for funding both before and after they pass comprehensive examinations. Graduate students can use their funding to work at the Newberry but can also use their funding to work at other research institutions or on field research.

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Click here for link to NCAIS Spring Workshop

Click here for link to NCAIS Graduate Conference

Click her for link to NCAIS faculty and graduate student funding

NCAIS Member Institutions and Faculty Liaisons

Cornell University. Prof. Troy Richards, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
Harvard University. Prof. Philip Deloria, History
Michigan State University. Prof. Susan Sleeper-Smith, History
Northwestern University. Prof. Kelly Wisecup, English
Princeton University. Prof. Wendy Warren, History
University of Chicago. Prof. Matthew Kruer, History
University of Colorado, Boulder, Prof. Elizabeth Fenn, History
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Prof. Jenny L. Davis, Anthropology and American Indian Studies
University of Manitoba. Prof. Adele Perry, History
University of Minnesota. Prof. Jean O’Brien, History
University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prof. William Bauer, History
University of New Mexico. Prof. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, American Studies
University of Oklahoma. Prof. Warren Metcalf, History
University of Washington. Prof. Josh Reid, History and;American Indian Studies
University of Winnipeg. Prof. Mary Jane McCallum, History
University of Wisconsin Madison. Prof. Steve Kantrowitz, History
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Prof. Michael Wilson, English
Oklahoma State University. Prof. Richard Boles, History
Penn State University. Prof. Jacob Lee, History
Yale University. Prof. Alanna Hickey, English