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Professor of History and Program Coordinator, Native American and Indigenous Studies, University of Iowa

I am a specialist in Native American history who has worked collaboratively with Native nations originally from the Midwest, including the Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware nations. I have written two books and one edited volume, and am particularly interested in subjects related to tribal sovereignty, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, Native Americans and the First Amendment, and other issues related to the cultural and political survival of indigenous people. I have published editorials for the Chicago Tribune and have appeared in television documentaries about Native Americans.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Iowa


  • 2000 
    Indiana University, Ph.D./History