Visiting Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
His wide-ranging interests include transnational history, foodways, migration history, resistance and revolutions, historical geography, cartography, and the history of exploration and "discoveries." His dissertation focused on thematic maps of American Indian homelands, languages and culture areas. He is revising the manuscript for publication with the University of Nebraska Press.
What is indigenous space? What is a traditional cultural place? What constitutes "Indian Country" today? What is the relationship between land base and sovereignty? How has space been contested? How have Natives and settler-colonists conceived land and territory over time? This course is designed to introduce students to geographies of Native America including, culture areas, the mapping of languages and polities, the history of cartography and will encourage students to think critically about colonization/decolonization. (keywords: Contested Space; Indigenous; Sovereignty; Settler Colonialism/Decolonization)