American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Field Description

The American Indian Program offers American Indian Studies as a minor field in graduate studies. Graduate students select a faculty member from the field of American Indian Studies to serve as minor member on their special committee.

They must also take two courses to qualify for the minor: a one-credit colloquium offered once a year in which students and faculty present their research; and a three-credit course in critical approaches to American Indian Studies, also offered once a year. Faculty expertise spans multiple fields, including anthropology, archeology, art history, history, literature, law, sociology, horticulture, and natural resources, enabling students to develop programs that address their specific interests. Faculty with specific research expertise in Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) studies and indigenous issues globally within diverse disciplines further broaden opportunities for study.

Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Contact Information

Website: https://aiisp.cornell.edu/
Email: aipoffice@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-6246

450 Caldwell Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-2602

 

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies (minor)

Faculty

Eric T Cheyfitz

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Native American Literature; Federal Indian Law; Navajo and other Native American Nations; Settler Colonialism in Palestine-Israeli Relations; Zapatista Movements in Bolivia and Chiapas, Mexico

Frederic Wright Gleach

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: native North American historic relations; native and European cultures; Algonquians; Tlingit

Denise Nicole Green

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Indigenous Textiles, Fiber Arts and Film of the Northwest Coast

John Stanley Henderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: archaeology of the Americas; Indian history of Mexico and Central America

Billie Jean Isbell

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: anthropology; Andean thought and culture; South Americ

Kurt Jordan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Haudenosaunee Studies; Seneca and Cayuga Archaeology

Karim-Aly S. Kassam

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Indigenous/Place-Based Ecological Knowledge; Biocultural Diversity; Ecological Calendars; Climate Change and Sustainability; Indigenous Land Use Mapping; Akwesasne Mohawk Nation; Standing Rock Lakota/Dakota Nations; Communities of the Pamir Mountains

Jane Mt Pleasant

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: indigenous agriculture; Native American resource management

Sarah E. Murray

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Indigenous Languages

Paul Nadasdy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Ethnography of Northern Athapaskan Peoples; Indigenous-State Relations; Ecological Anthropology

Jon William Parmenter

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Iroquois social and political history; northeastern Algonquians; governance; settler relations

Troy A. Richardson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Indigenous Education; Philosophy of Education; Research Ethics and Methodologies; Decolonial Philosophies

Jolene K. Rickard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Indigenous Art; Decolonizing Methodologies; Curatorial Theory and Practice; New Media Practices and Haudenosaunee Media Culture

Gerald Torres

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: American Indian and Indigenous Studies: American Indian and Indigenous Studies