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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UMass Amherst Native American Studies Lecturer Position

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST has a potential position open to teach an Introduction to Native American Studies course. Below is a description of the course. They would ideally like someone with a PhD and experience in Native Studies. If you are interested please contact Tom Leatherman, UMass Amherst, tleatherman@anthro.umass.edu (413-545-5939).

ANTHRO:220 Title: Intro: Native American Studies Credit: 3 GenEd:
Instructor:TBS TuTh 10:00 - 11:15
Description: Lecture. This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Native Studies. Course content includes readings, writings, and discussion on indigenous peoples and cultures of the Americas (with a focus on North America) as well as contemporary cultural expressions, representations, political and legal issues, repatriation and active persistence throughout the ongoing colonization of our homelands. Students will be introduced to Native issues through a series of guest speakers in the Five College community both Native and non- Native actively working in the field of Native Studies. Readings from diverse disciplines and genres will introduce various disciplines, issues and scholars across Native Studies. Though most of our studies will focus on Native nations of North America issues confronting indigenous peoples in different parts of the world will also be discussed.