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Associate Director, Student Involvement & Leadership Center

Email:
nbelle@indiana.edu

Research topics:  Cultural Anthropology, Native American social dance and powwow culture, War Dance Societies, material culture, Lakota Language education, Native American music.

Associate Professor, Department of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies

Email:
blackli@iu.edu

Research topics: Native America, 20th century, film, labor, women, violence, capitalism, crime, carcerality, and sovereignty

Distinguished Professor
Department of Anthropology

Email:
ebrondiz@indiana.edu

Research topics: Amazon, Brazil, Latin America, Environmental and Economic Anthropology, Land Use and Landscape History, Sustainability Sciences, Institutions and Collective Action, Household Economy and Demographics

Executive Director of University Collections

Email:
hkc@iu.edu

Research topics: Preserving fraternal and religious memorabilia and collections and finding innovative ways to engage new audiences with primary sources and collections.

Senior Lecturer, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Email:
qcastane@indiana.edu

Research topics: Identity politics, heritage, tourism, anthropology of art, ethics, visual ethnography, applied anthropology, language revitalization, and representation in Mexico.

Professor, Department of Linguistics

Email:
schellia@iu.edu

Research topics:  Language documentation, Technologies for corpus creation in low resourced languages, Digital language archiving, Tibeto-Burman morphosyntax, Language typology

Co-Founder and Head Coordinator Global Indigenous Studies Network

Email:
scoronel@iu.edu

Research topics: Quechua, local and global Indigenous studies, sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, language revitalization, and translingual literacies.

Academic Specialist and Director, College of Arts and Sciences, American Indian Studies Research Institute

Email:
rhenne@iu.edu

Research topics: Linguistic anthropology, Indigenous language reclamation/revitalization, language policy and planning, verbal art, sociocultural learning theory

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Email:
ming@indiana.edu

Research topics: ʻIke Hawaiʻi (Native Hawaiian thought), Indigenous philosophy, comparative religion

Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change, HLS

Email:
ekonwest@iu.edu

Research topics: Global studies, Mesoamerican archaeology, identity and community formation, Latin American studies, community-engaged learning, internationalizing education

Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies & Asian American Studies Program

Email:
ele6@iu.edu

Research topics: Examines US empire in and around the Pacific Ocean and draws from diasporic Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander literatures and cultures

Senior Associate Director of Student Success, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Email:
slotven@iu.edu

Research topics: Linguistic fieldwork, Community involvement in language documentation, phonology, tone

Associate Director of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Email:
soimanri@iu.edu

Research topics: Indigenous rights advocacy, Indigenous language use and preservation in the Americas.

Laura and Raymond Wielgus Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Art of the Americas, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art

Email:
martinoa@iu.edu

Research topics: Include textiles and fashion, photography, and contemporary arts in Africa. Also, ceramics through issues related to cross-cultural exchange, borders, embodiment, temporality, and spirituality.

Professor of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies and Carmony Chair, Department of History

Email:
davinich@iu.edu

Research topics: Native North America, economic history, diplomacy, Indigenous futurism, Midwest.

Associate Professor in East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director of East Asian Studies Center, HLS

Email:
mortoxen@iu.edu

Research topics: Medieval Japan; social history; environmental history; conflicts and violence studies Organized a speaker series on East Asian Indigenous Cultures, which then developed into this Global Indigenous Studies network

Associate Director, Center for the Study of the Middle East

Email:
pearsonc@indiana.edu

Research topics: 

Provost Professor, Anthropology

Email:
apyburn@indiana.edu

Research topics: restitutive justice, research ethics, community museums, public archaeology, Maya land rights, Kyrgyz heritage, Russian colonialism, gender in archaeology

Assistant Professor, American Studies and Latino Studies Program

Email:
olgrodri@iu.edu

Research topics: Punk, Transfeminisms, Hemispheric Americas, popular music, visual culture

Associate Professor, Department of Second Language Studies

Email:
ds6@iu.edu

Research topics: language acquisition, bilingualism, environmental linguistics, biocultural diversity conservation

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Email:
dsuslak@indiana.edu

Research topics: Linguistic anthropology, Semiotic anthropology; Verbal art, Youth and adolescence, Mesoamerican languages and cultures

Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Email:
ftyers@indiana.edu

Research topics: Language technology, Mesoamerica, Nahuatl

Research Associate, American Indian Studies Research Institute

Email:
rewalls@iu.edu

Research topics:  Ethnohistory of Indigenous-settler relations in western North America, Indigenous literacies and literature, Critical bibliography and book history, material culture.

Assistant Professor, Central Eurasian Studies and Anthropology

Email:
ewashul@iu.edu

Research topics: Tibetan studies, urbanization, place-based identities, production of place, historical geographies, ethnic minority policy in 20th c. China.

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the myaamiaki, Lënape, Bodwéwadmik, and saawanwa people as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. For more information, please visit the IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center.