Accomplishments

Sep. 22, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) delivered the keynote address for the John Whitmer Historical Association Conference. Additionally, her book, Essays on American Indian and Mormon History, co-edited with Brenden Rensink of Brigham Young University, won the association's award for best anthology of 2019. 
Sep. 4, 2020
Fawn Douglas and Tiffany Lin (both Art) have work that is part of the exhibit, "A Claiming, Which Cannot Be Tamed." The exhibit will be on view at Holland Project Gallery in Reno through Oct. 9. It is a curatorial collaboration between Art BFA alumna Krystal Ramirez and Alberto Garcia R. The artwork created by Douglas and Lin (Art) considers...
Sep. 3, 2020
Neil Dodge (History) won a Summer Research Award for Graduate Students from Brigham Young University's Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. He will use the award to conduct research and write a dissertation chapter, "Reimagined People: Captives as Beloved Kin, 1846-1868."  His dissertation traces the changing parameters of Navajo identity in...
Aug. 7, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) was a featured commenter on "UNLADYLIKE 2020: Unsung Women who Changed America" on American Masters on PBS. She spoke about Zitkala-Sa, Yankton Sioux activist. Additionally, she participated in an online panel discussing the program for Utah PBS.
Jul. 2, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) is the author of Help Indians Help Themselves: The Later Writing of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), which has been featured as book of the Month on Native America Calling.    
May. 7, 2020
Fawn Douglas (Art) has a video that is included in the Road Trip Nation documentary project with a series of interviews about her day-to-day life; the educational paths she's on; the hurdles she's faced along the way; what it means to be a leader; advice for aspiring artists; the importance of culture, activism, and education; and growing up as a...
Feb. 12, 2020
William Bauer (History, American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "I'm Afraid It Would Not Be Allowed to be Put in Print": California Indian Oral Histories and a Reimagining of the United States History" at the International  Conference on Oral History held at Birkbeck College, University of London, earlier this month.
Dec. 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and the American Indian Alliance) made a presentation, "Generational Trauma and Round Valley’s History: Slavery and Boarding Schools," at the Decolonizing Your Approach to Justice for Child Abuse symposium, which was held on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. He discussed the history of slavery and...
Nov. 21, 2019
William Bauer (History) and Fawn Douglas (Art) were featured speakers with Jack Malotte, an accomplished visual artist who focuses on Great Basin landscape, contemporary political issues faced by Native people, and environmental activism. Bauer proposed some historical/political context for Malotte's work. Douglas provided readings of some of...
Oct. 14, 2019
P. Jane Hafen (English) presented and participated on a panel, Native American Women Activists: Resistance, Resilience, and Passing the Torch, at the National Portrait Gallery, sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian.
Sep. 20, 2019
Carolee Dodge-Francis and Noehealani Bareng-Antolin (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Nicole Bowman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a presentation on “Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Building Relations & Educational Applications” at the Hawaii Pacific Evaluation Conference in Honolulu this month. 
Jun. 17, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam, the Round Valley Reservation and the History of Indian Removal" at the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States annual conference at John Moores University in Liverpool, England. He discussed how, in the late 1960s, American...
May. 9, 2019
Guogen Shan and Carolee Dodge Francis (both Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science titled "Exact Unconditional Tests for Dichotomous Data When Comparing Multiple Treatments With a Single Control."
Apr. 30, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented the paper "American Indian Freedom, Sovereignty and United States Capitalism," at the 40th annual American Indian Workshop in Poznan, Poland, earlier this month. He discussed how ideas regarding freedom and sovereignty supported the federal Indian policy of allotment and continue to be...
Apr. 24, 2019
Carolee Dodge Francis, Noehealani Bareng-Antolin, and Kira Tran (all Public Health) share a noval approach to supporting American Indian and Alaska Native high school students in pursuit of higher education in the biomedical field, featured in a chapter of the book Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM: Teachers and Researchers...
Jan. 29, 2019
Melva Thompson-Robinson and Carolee Dodge Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health), and doctoral student Philip Danquah were notable participants at the 2019 HIV Next Generation Conference at UCLA's Center for HIV identification, Prevention and Treatment Services. The theme was "Addressing Disparities in HIV and Comorbidities through...
Jan. 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in the 1960s," at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, in Chicago in January.
Oct. 23, 2018
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Critical Indigenous Biographies: Elmer Busch, Federal Obligations and the Making of Modern California" at the annual meeting of the Western History Association in San Antonio.
Sep. 24, 2018
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "California Indians and the Legacies of American Violence," at "The Law and Politics of Commemoration: The Legacy of Serranus Hastings," held at the UC Hastings College of Law earlier this month in San Francisco.
Jul. 26, 2018
William Bauer, Michael Green, Greg Hise, Andy Kirk, and Michelle Turk (all History); Karen Harry (Anthropology); and Su Kim Chung and Claytee White (both Libraries) recently spoke as part of "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty. Julian Kilker...
Jun. 22, 2018
Sergio Salgado and Susanna Newbury (both Art) were involved in "Art and Public Lands," a panel discussion held at the Sahara West Library earlier this month. Salgado organized the event, which was moderated by Newbury. Panelists Sam Davis ('06 MFA Art), Fawn Douglas ('15 BA Art), Karla Lagunas ('17 BA Art), and Brent Holmes discussed interplay...
Jun. 21, 2018
William Bauer (History) delivered a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in 1968" at 1968 in the Americas: Impact, Legacies and Memory, which was held at the University College London Institute of the Americas. The presentation examined how the Round Valley Indian tribal council defeated a state and...
Apr. 28, 2017
Carolee Dodge Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health) and M. Crystal Lee (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) made a presentation at the 16th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations this month. The presentation, “The Impact of National and International Policies on Indigenous Health and Well-...
Aug. 12, 2016
William Bauer (History) published a book, California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History (University of Washington Press). Using oral histories of Concow, Pomo, and Paiute workers, taken as part of a New Deal federal works project, Bauer reveals how Native peoples have experienced and interpreted the history of the land we now call California...