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Rosalyn R. LaPier

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, The University of Montana

Rosalyn R. LaPier is an award winning Indigenous writer and ethnobotanist with a BA in physics and PhD in environmental history. Rosalyn studies the intersection of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) learned from elders and the academic study of environmental history and religion.

Rosalyn is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and Métis.


  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Montana
  • 2016–2017
    Research Associate, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University


  • 2017
    Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet, University of Nebraska Press
  • 2015
    City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934, University of Nebraska Press