Archive: American Indian Studies

Gary Sandefur served as dean of the College of Letters & Science from August 2004 to July 2013. (Photo by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

Former L&S dean Sandefur to leave UW-Madison after 30 years

Gary Sandefur, a longtime faculty member and administrator at UW-Madison, has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma State University. More »

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Ethnic Studies programs in the College of Letters & Science

An update on the Ethnic Studies programs: the Department of Afro-American Studies, the American Indian Studies Program, the Asian American Studies Program and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program. More »

An update on Ethnic Studies programs in Letters & Science

In recent weeks, there have been discussions surrounding the future of the Department of Afro-American Studies, the American Indian Studies Program, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program. More »

Two L&S faculty, one doctoral student honored as UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color

Karma Chávez, assistant professor of communication arts & Chican@ and Latin@ studies; Roberta Hill, professor of English & American Indian studies; and Saemyi Park, doctoral candidate in political science, will be honored at a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 25. More »

Lakita Mauson, left, and Bobbi Skenandore developed the curriculum for the Mother Earth Explorers club in Environmental Studies 600 last spring. (Submitted photo)

Student-created summer camp celebrates Native American culture

Mother Earth Explorers provides Native American-themed programming for Madison-area middle school students, with a mix of outdoor activities that focus on environmental stewardship and healthy lifestyles. More »

Gary Sandefur first joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1984. (Jeff Miller, University Communications)

The Man from Madill

As young Gary Sandefur galloped his horse Thunder through the dusty outskirts of Madill, Okla., … More »

Students choose Anders Holm to speak at commencement

Comic actor and writer Anders Holm (BA’03, History) will be the speaker for spring commencement ceremonies on … More »

March 21: 'All You Ever Wanted to Know About American Indians But Were Afraid to Ask'

Ada Deer, retired Senior Lecturer in Social Work and American Indian Studies, has been slated to be a part of the “Eloquence and Eminence” emeritus faculty lecture series in the School of Social Work. More »

"The Americana Indian" Exhibit opens at Memorial Union

This fall, Assistant Professor of Art History Nancy Marie Mithlo will host Sacramento State Ethnic Studies Professor Brian Baker as a guest curator of the exhibit “The Americana Indian: American Indians in the American Imagination.” More »