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We are fortunate at Carolina to have one of the best American Indian and Indigenous (AIIS) studies programs offered in the country.  Our faculty are multidisciplinary and therefore diverse in expertise.  They hold appointments in American Studies, Anthropology, History, Linguistics and Romance Languages among others and offer a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  AIIS collaborates with the American Indian Center on a variety of activities and programs – including the Elder-In-Residence Program, annual Michael D. Green Lecture, and Carolina Seminar in American Indian and Indigenous Studies – and is supportive of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC. Learn more about AIIS at Carolina here.

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Faculty

Brandon Bayne, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Daniel M. Cobb, Associate Professor of American Studies

Andrew Curley, Assistant Professor of Geography

Kathleen DuVal, Professor of History, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor

Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Studies

Bruno Estigarribia, Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, Department of Romance Studies

Benjamin E. Frey, Assistant Professor of American Studies

Miguel La Serna, Associate Professor of History

Michael Lambert, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

Valerie Lambert, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Malinda Maynor Lowery, Associate Professor of History; Director, Southern Oral History Program

Patricia A. McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor of Anthropology

David Mora-Marin, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Cynthia Radding, Gussenhoven Distinguished Professor of History

Keith Richotte, Jr., Assistant Professor of American Studies, Coordinator of American Indian and Indigenous Studies Concentration

C. Margaret Scarry, Professor of Anthropology

Vin Steponaitis, Professor of Anthropology; Director of Research Labs of Archaeology

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Laurent Corbeil, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (History)

Joshua Smith, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (American Studies)

Emeritus Professors

Theda Perdue, Atlanta Distinguished Professor Emerita of Southern Culture, History, and American Studies

Staff And Affiliations

Danny Bell, American Studies Research Assistant (retired)

R.P. Stephen Davis, Research Archaeologist and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

2018 Spring Course Listings

To view their 2018 Spring course listings, click here.

For more information about AIIS at Carolina, contact the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Coordinator.