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American Indian studies’ research and publication record is modest but significant, and exhibits much promise for the years ahead. Since 2003, faculty have produced three books, 17 peer-reviewed articles, five non-refereed articles, eight book chapters, six encyclopedia articles and five monographs and technical reports, and earned 12 grants and fellowships. Moreover, nearly all of the faculty have a variety of works-in-progress, which will be completed, published or substantially developed over the next academic year.                                                  

The highlights of the department’s collective record include:

  • "Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought" by David Martinez, which is under contract and will be released in January 2009 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, a prestigious regional press in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • Susan A. Miller (a former member of the AIS faculty) and James Riding In have edited an anthology titled "Native America Writes Back: The Decolonization Reader in American Indian History," which is under contract negotiations with Texas Tech University Press, which is known for publishing nonfiction titles in the areas of natural history and the natural sciences and all aspects of the Great Plains and the American West, especially biography, history, memoir and travel.
  • Also with Texas Tech University Press is a manuscript under review titled "Indigenous Albuquerque" by Myla Vicenti Carpio.

Peer-reviewed Articles

Eddie F. Brown has published co-authored works on American Indian child and adolescent issues in:

  • The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies, Ethics and Behavior.
  • Journal of Social Work Education.

Carol Lujan has co-authored pieces on American Indian Studies and American Indian justice that have appeared in:

  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies.

James Riding In authored an article on graves protection and repatriation in:

  • Treganza Museum Occasional Papers, Special Issue on Anthropology and Human Rights.

Myla Vicenti Carpio published articles on:

  • The sterilization of American Indian women in Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order.
  • The Albuquerque Laguna Colony in Wicazo Sa Review.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian in American Indian Quarterly.

David Martínez published an article on:

  • The Lakota vision quest and the Black Elk narratives in Wicazo Sa Review (in 2004, while he was still an Assistant Professor in AIS at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus).
  • An article on Hopi artist Dan Namingha in Art History.
  • An article on the Dane-zaa vision quest tradition in Canadian Journal of Native Studies.

Traci L. Morris published an article on:

  • Apache artist Bob Haozous in American Indian Art Magazine.