Who We Are
American Indian Studies faculty members have tenure homes in departments across the university. We share in common a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration and a commitment to achieving excellence in research, teaching, and service. In addition, we have forged ties with faculty specializing in the indigenous peoples of Latin America to introduce a global indigenous component to the major concentration and minor.
As practitioners of engaged scholarship, we approach research, teaching, and service as interconnected and mutually reinforcing.
You can learn more about the AIS faculty’s research, teaching, and community engagement activities and interests, as well our postdoctoral research associates, emeritus professors, and staff by clicking on the links below.
Daniel M. Cobb, Associate Professor of American Studies; Coordinator of AIS Concentration
Christopher B. Teuton, Associate Professor of American Studies
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, Assistant Professor of American Studies
Post-Doctoral Research Associates
Susan M. Taffe Reed, Music
Michael Green, American Studies and History
Clara Sue Kidwell, Former Director, American Indian Studies
Theda Perdue, History and American Studies
Staff and Affiliations
Danny Bell, American Studies Research Assistant
R.P. Stephen Davis, Research Archaeologist and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Brett Riggs, Research Archaeologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Amy Locklear Hertel, Director, American Indian Center