Great Plains Fellows: Native American and Ethnic Studies

Omowale Akintunde Chair, Black Studies UNO Education, race, and diversity
Matt Bokovoy Senior Acquisitions Editor, University Press UNL Indigenous studies, borderlands history
Richard Breaux Associate Professor, Race/Gender/Sexuality Studies University of Wisconsin-La Crosse African American history, education history, black education
Gabriel Bruguier Education and Outreach Coordinator, Mid-America Transportation Center UNL Philosophy, Native American philosophy, Native American student success
Miguel Carranza Prof., Director Emeritus, Latina/Latino Studies & Sociology UNL Latino/Chicano studies, immigrant communities; mentoring at-risk youth; minority/majority relations
Richmond Clow Professor, Native American Studies University of Montana Tribal resource management, politics on Montana's Reservations
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Professor Emeritus, Native Studies Eastern Washington University Native Americans, writing, South Dakota
Cory DeRoin Coordinator Walking in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors project Environmental knowledge, food sovereignty, Otoe-Missouria relations
Brady DeSanti Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Director of Native American Studies UNO Native American religious traditions, religion and popular culture, Native American history
Cristián Doña-Reveco Associate Prof., Sociology & Anthropology, Director, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies UNO Latin American migrations, social dimensions of immigration
Kalenda Eaton Associate Professor, The Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies University of Oklahoma Black American West, African American literature, Women’s Studies, Africana Studies
Walter Echo-Hawk Attorney and Historian, Pawnee Oklahoma Native American history and law, indigenous art and culture, environment
Mark Eifler Associate Professor, History University of Portland History, North American frontiers, American history, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies
Lisa Emmerich Professory Emeritus, History California State University American history, Office of Indian Affairs, California Indians
Nancy Engen-Wedin Lecturer, TLTE; Program Manager, Lied Center for Performing Arts; Coordinator, Indigenous Roots Teacher Education Program, College of Education and Human Sciences UNL Education, Indigenous issues and education, arts and curriculum
Elizabeth Fenn Professor, History University of Colorado Boulder Early American West, Native American history, epidemic disease
Elizabeth Franklin Professor Emeritus, Hispanic Studies University of Northern Colorado Hispanic Studies, literacy in bilingual classrooms
Judi gaiashkibos Executive Director Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs Nebraska, Native Americans
James Garza Associate Professor, History, Ethnic Studies UNL Chicano/a, Latin America, Mexico
Susana Grajales Geliga Lakota/Taino, Assistant Professor, History and Native American Studies UNO Great Plains Studies, Lakota language, Native American women, construction of Native American identities in the early twentieth century
Christina Faw Faw Goodson Co-director Walking in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors project Cultural linguistics, language revitalization, history
Ralph Grajeda Assoc. Professor Emeritus, English/Ethnic Studies UNL Mexican American literature, ethnic literature
Ramón Guerra Associate Professor, English; Editor, Great Plains Quarterly UNO Chicano/a literature, Latino/a literature, postmodernism
P. Jane Hafen Professor Emeritus, English University of Nevada-Las Vegas Native American Studies, American literature, American West
Dennis Hastings Founder, Director Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project, Inc. Genealogical research, Omaha language, religion, music
Ted Hibbeler Tribal Extension Educator UNL Education, Indigenous food sovereignty, economic development, career development, conservation, leadership; Member of the Rosebud Sioux Nation (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) in South Dakota
Angel Hinzo Assistant Professor, History and Ethnic Studies UNL History and federal Indian policy from mid-19th century to the present
Craig Howe Director Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies Tribal history, museum exhibits
LeAnne Howe Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature, Department of English University of Georgia American Indian Literature, theater
Margaret Heuttl Program Director, Indigenous Studies University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Native American history, history of the American West
Regina Idoate Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion UNMC Medial humanities, Indigenous health sovereignty, community health improvement
Bruce Johansen Professor Emeritus, Communication, Native American Studies UNO Environmental issues
Matthew Jones Native historian Lincoln, Neb. Native American studies, tales, beast fables, creation stories
Francis W. Kaye Professor Emeritus, English UNL Great Plains Studies, Native American studies, Canadian studies
Leo Killsback Associate Professor, Native American Studies, Northern Cheyenne Nation Montana State University Indigenous governance, traditional law, sovereignty, treaty rights
Amelia María de la Luz Montes Associate Professor, English & Ethnic Studies UNL Late Nineteenth and contemporary American literature, Chicana/o literature
Martha McCollough Associate Professor Emerita, Anthropology UNL Native North Americans, Great Plains
Wynema Morris Adjunct Professor, Native American Studies, Omaha Tribe Nebraska Indian Community College Omaha Peoples, traditions of song, dance, social and political structures
Laura K. Muñoz Assistant Professor, History & Ethnic Studies UNL Mexican American, Chicanx and Latinx communities in the U.S. with an emphasis on race, gender and education in the American West
Sarah Nelson Assistant Professor, Geography, Affiliate of Medical Humanities, Native American Studies UNO Oral ways of knowing, aging in Indigenous communities, cultural safety in health care
Akim Reinhardt Professor, History Towson University Native American history, Plains history, and regional political developments
James Riding In Professor Emeritus, American Indian Studies; Editor, Wicazo Sa Review; Pawnee Nation Arizona State University Culture, human rights, Indigenous justice, Indian law, policy, racism, social movements
Beth Ritter Associate Professor, Anthropology & Native American Studies UNO Contemporary Native American issues, federal Indian policy
Dennis J. Smith Assiniboine (Fort Peck); Associate Professor, History UNO Northern Plains tribes, Native American history, North American Indian cultures
Victoria Smith Associate Professor Emeritus, History & Ethnic Studies UNL Native American history, 19th Century
Shirley Sneve Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications Americans for the Arts Native American film
Liahnna Stanley Assistant Professor, Communications and Ethnic Studies UNL Rhetoric and cultural studies, literary criticism, speculative fiction, Indigenous sovereignty and critical theory
Kristine Sudbeck Academic Dean Nebraska Indian Community College Native American history
Edward Valandra Founder Community for the Advancement of Native Studies Native and cultural studies, Lakota-Euroamerican relations
Gwen Westerman Artist and Professor, English Minnesota State University in Mankato Native American literature and art
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda Associate Professor, Psychology, Ethnic Studies UNL Race and ethnic bias, Native American populations