American Indian and Indigenous 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 AIIS faculty 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
Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Spanish
Jean Dennison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Kathleen DuVal, Associate Professor of History
David Mora-Marin, Associate Professor of Linguistics
Valerie Lambert, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Patricia A. McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor of Anthropology
C. Margaret Scarry, Professor of Anthropology
Vin Steponaitis, Professor of Anthropology; Director of Research Labs of Archaeology
Christopher B. Teuton, Associate Professor of American Studies; Coordinator of American Indian Studies Concentration
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, Assistant Professor of American Studies
Post-Doctoral Research Associates
Benjamin E. Frey, Carolina Post-Doctoral Fellow for Faculty Diversity
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