State of the Field: Native American and Indigenous History

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Type: Virtual Session

Tags: Ethnicity; Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples; Public History and Memory; Social and Cultural; Teaching and Pedagogy


Native American history has been on a growth trajectory, not only in departments of History but in public consciousness as well--and for good reason.  In this session, some of the best historians in the field discuss the state of the Native American and Indigenous history, charting recent work that speaks to broad themes of American history: enslavement and settler colonialism, racial capitalism, memory and memorialization, oceanic turns, and tribal histories.

Session Participants

Panelist: Amanda Cobb-Greetham Ph.D.

Panelist: J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Panelist: Tiya Alicia Miles, Harvard University

Panelist: Jean M. O'Brien

Panelist: Joshua L. Reid

Panelist: Michael J. Witgen, University of Michigan