Native American Cultural Celebration 2014
November 7 to 21, 2014
Native American Cultural Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Stevens
Thursday, November 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 411
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, Department of History and American Studies, and the James Farmer Multicultural Center.
A citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk nation, Scott Manning Stevens is associate professor of Native American studies and director of the Native American Studies Program at Syracuse University. He also has taught at Arizona State, SUNY Buffalo, Notre Dame, and other universities, and recently directed the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies in Chicago. With a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University, Stevens has held several fellowships at major archives, including a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University. His interests include the political and aesthetic issues that surround museums and indigenous material culture, and the diplomatic and cultural strategies of resistance among North American Indians in the face of European and American settler colonialism. The author of many book chapters, articles, and exhibition catalogue essays, he has lectured broadly in the United States and beyond.