Great Plains Fellows: Native American and Ethnic Studies

Omowale Akintunde (F)
Associate Professor


Education, race, 
and diversity

Richard Breaux (AF)
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies

Colorado State University

African American history, education history

Miguel Carranza (EF)
Prof. Emeritus, Latina/Latino Studies & Sociology, Dir. Emeritus, Latina/Latino Studies

UNL, Univ. of Missouri-Kan. City

Latino/Chicano studies, immigrant communities; mentoring at-risk youth; minority/majority relations

Richmond Clow (AF)
Professor, Native American Studies

University of Montana

Tribal resource management, politics on Montana's Reservations

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (AEF)
Professor Emerita, Native Studies

Eastern Washington University,

Native Americans, writing, South Dakota

Learthen Dorsey (EF)
Assoc. Professor Emeritus, History, Ethnic Studies


Social studies, history of Africa, African anthropology

Walter Echo-Hawk (AF)


Native American history and law, indigenous art and culture, environment

Mark Eifler (AF)
Associate Professor

University of Portland

History, North American frontiers, American history, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Lisa Emmerich (AF)
Professor, History

California State University

American history, Office of Indian Affairs, California Indians

Elizabeth Franklin (AF)
Professor, Hispanic Studies

University of Northern Colorado

Hispanic Studies, literacy in bilingual classrooms

James Garza (F)
Associate Professor


Chicano/a, Latin America, modern Mexico

Ralph Grajeda (EF)
Assoc. Professor Emeritus, English/Ethnic Studies


Mexican American literature, ethnic literature

Ramon Guerra (F)
Assistant Professor


Chicano/a literature

P Jane Hafen (AF)
Professor, English

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Native American Studies, American literature, American West

Dennis Hastings (AF)
Founder, director

Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project, Inc.

Genealogical research, Omaha language, religion, music

Craig Howe (AF)

Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies

Tribal history, museum exhibits

Leanne Howe (AF)
Professor, English, American Indian Studies

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

American Indian Literature, theater

Bruce Johansen (F)


Environmental issues, Native American studies

Matthew Jones (AF)
Native historian

Lincoln, Neb.

Native American studies, tales, beast fables, creation stories

Amelia Montes (F)
Associate Professor, Director Institute of Ethnic Studies


Late 19th, contemporary literature

Martha McCollough (F)
Associate Professor


Native North Americans

Wynema Morris (AF)
Independent Scholar

Walthill, Neb.

Omaha Peoples, traditions of song, dance, social and political structures

Dennis J. Smith (F)
Associate Professor


Northern Plains tribes, Native American history

Victoria Smith (F)
Associate Professor


Native American history

Edward Valandra (AF)

Community for the Advancement of Native Studies

Native and cultural studies, Lakota-Euroamerican relations

Ralph Vigil (EF)
Professor Emeritus, History/Ethnic Studies


Latin American Studies

Cynthia Willis-Esqueda (F)
Associate Professor


Race and ethnic bias, Native American populations

(F) = Fellow, (AF) = Associate Fellow, (EF) = Emeritus Fellow, (AEF) = Associate Emeritus Fellow, (GF) = Graduate Fellow