Dr. Rickard is a visual historian, artist, and curator interested in the issues of Indigeneity within a global context. She is currently conducting research in the Americas, Europe, New Zealand and Australia culminating in a new journal on Indigenous aesthetics, and has a forthcoming book on Visualizing Sovereignty.
Dr. Cheyfitz teaches American literatures, American Indian and Indigenous literatures, and US federal Indian law. His current work focuses on Indigenous theory and practice as a critique of global capitalism.
Dr. Gonzales’ research program cross cuts and integrates the fields of Development Sociology and American Indian Studies with empirically driven community-based research that offers a distinctive and essential perspective for understanding sociological processes underlying identity, development, and community health.
Dr. Jordan’s research centers on the archaeology of Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) peoples, emphasizing the settlement patterns, housing, and political economy of seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Senecas.
Dr. Kassam’s research focuses on the complex connectivity of human and environmental relations, addressing indigenous ways of knowing, food sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change. This research is conducted in partnership with indigenous communities in the Alaskan, Canadian, and Russian Arctic and Sub-Arctic; the Pamir Mountains in Afghanistan and Tajikistan; and the rain forest in the south of India. Personal Website
Dr. Mt. Pleasant’s research focuses on indigenous cropping systems and their productivity. She lectures frequently on indigenous agriculture and its links to contemporary agricultural sustainability, and is considered a national expert in Iroquois agriculture.
Dr. Murray’s primary interests are the semantics and pragmatics of natural language. Her research lies at the intersection of three areas: documentation and analysis of understudied languages, research on the semantics and pragmatics of particular linguistic phenomena, and research on formal theories of meaning and discourse.
Dr. Nadasdy has been conducting ethnographic research in Canada’s Yukon Territory since 1995, principally with the people of Kluane First Nation, the indigenous inhabitants of the southwest Yukon. His research has focused on the politics surrounding the production and use of environmental knowledge in wildlife management, land claim negotiations, and other political arenas.
In his research, Dr. Parmenter draws on archival and published documents in several languages, archaeological data, and Iroquois oral traditions to explore the ways in which spatial mobility represents the geographic expression of Iroquois social, political, and economic priorities.
As both a philosopher of education and scholar in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Dr. Richardson’s research, scholarship and pedagogical efforts center on the intellectual traditions of Indigenous and other minoritized communities.