CNAIS is comprised of a Director, Executive Board Members, and staff. Additionally, there are more than forty scholars at CU who are either NAIS Core or Affiliate faculty. They are a part of a campus-wide group who work on Native American and Indigenous issues. Our faculty take part in a number of ongoing events hosted by CNAIS, such as the CNAIS Research Series and CNAIS Faculty Brown Bag Series, as well as unique events such as academic panels and creative writing readings. Faculty listed here work partly or entirely in the area of Native Studies. They are of many different backgrounds, both native and non-native, and are engaged in studying native and indigenous issues. Graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for the NAIS certificate can glean the multi-disciplanary breadth of CU Faculty.  Note that this list is for information purposes only, and outside of CNAIS Faculty Directors and Board Members, it does not imply rostering or formal affiliation.

CNAIS Director

PhotoNameContact Information
Angelica Lawson Angelica Lawson
CNAIS Interim Director • CNAIS Executive Board Member • Assistant Professor
Film Studies • Ethnic Studies
303-735-4595

CNAIS Executive Board Member

PhotoNameContact Information
Clint Carroll Clint Carroll
CNAIS Executive Board member • Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies
303-492-2003
Andrew Cowell Andrew Cowell
CNAIS Executive Board Member • Professor
Linguistics
303-735-4194
Annette deStecher photo Annette de Stecher
Assistant Professor
Art and Art History
303-492-4483
Carla Fredericks Carla Fredericks
CNAIS Executive Board Member • Director, American Indian Law Program • Director of the Indian Law Clinic • Associate Clinical Professor
Colorado Law School
303-492-7079
Greg Johnson Greg Johnson
CNAIS Executive Board member • Associate Professor
Religious Studies
303-492-7075
Danika Medak-Salzman Danika Medak-Salzman
CNAIS Executive Board Member • Assistant Professor
Ethnic Studies
303-492-8852

Program Coordinator

PhotoNameContact Information
Lynne Howard pic Lynne Howard
Program Coordinator
CNAIS
303-735-4595

CNAIS Core Faculty

NameContact Information
S. James Anaya
Dean • Charles Inglis Thomson Professor
Colorado Law School
303-492-3084
Joe Bryan
Assistant Professor
Geography
303-492-8642
Ann Carlos
Professor • Associate Dean for Social Sciences
Economics
303-492-8571
Kristen Carpenter
Council Tree Professor of Law
Colorado Law School
303-492-6526
Richard B. Collins
Professor of Law
Colorado Law School
303-492-5493
Elizabeth Fenn
Professor and Chair of Department of History
History
303-492-6683
Gerardo Gutierrez
Associate Professor
Anthropology
303-492-7288
Stephen Graham Jones
Faculty
English
Penny Kelsey
Associate Professor
English
303-492-6773
Sarah Krakoff
Professor of Law
Colorado Law School
303-492-2641
Patricia Limerick
Faculty of History & Director Center Of the American West
Center of the American West
303-492-4879
Tiara Na'puti
Assistant Professor
Communication
303-735-7242
Brenda Romero
Associate Professor
College of Music
303-492-7421
Jen Shannon
Associate Professor
Anthropology
303-492-6276
C. Maxx Stevens
Assistant Professor
Art and Art History
303-492-6696
Charles Wilkinson
Distinguished Professor • Moses Lasky Professor of Law
Colorado Law School
303-492-8262
Melanie Yazzie
Professor • Area Coordinator Printmaking
Art and Art History
303-492-8786

CNAIS Affiliate Faculty

NameContact Information
Ellen Aiken
Co-Director CU Dialogues • Instructor
Center of the American West
303-492.1822
Thomas Andrews
Professor
History
303-492-7605
Reece Auguiste
Assistant Professor
College of Media Communication & Information (CMCI)
Lorraine Bayard de Volo
Associate Professor • Chair Women & Gender Studies
Women & Gender Studies
303-492-8923
Catherine Cameron
Professor
Anthropology
303-492-0408
James Cordova
Associate Professor
Art and Art History
303-735-3893
Karen Cozzetto
Research Associate
INSTAAR • CIRES
Laura DeLuca
Assistant Professor, Adjunct
Anthropology
Ruben Donato
Professor • Program Chair Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice
Education
303-492-7946
Marcia Douglas
Associate Professor
English
Françoise Duressé
Associate Professor
Art and Art History
303-492-0611
Erica Ellingson
Associate Professor
Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
303-732-6610
Claire Farago
Professor
Art and Art History
303-492-8166
Robert Ferry
Associate Professor
History
303-492-1698
Sam Gill
Professor
Religious Studies
303-809-7376
Mara Goldman
Assistant Professor
Geography
303-492-8794
Nan Goodman
Professor • Director Jewish Studies Program
English
303-492-3940
Christian Hammons
Instructor
Anthropology
303-492-6577
Jerry Jacka
Assistant Professor
Anthropology; IBS
303-492-7198
Kwangmin Kim
Assistant Professor
History
303-492-2931
Mark Knowles
Director
ALTEC
Terry McCabe
Professor
Anthropology
303-492-0583
Heidi McCann
Professional Research Assistant
NSIDC
303-492-6069
Carole McGranahan
Associate Professor
Anthropology
303-735-2557
Scott Ortman
Assistant Professor
Anthropology
303-492-6064
Myles Osborne
Associate Professor
History
303-492-7029
Beth Osnes
Assistant Professor • Director Graduate Studies
Theatre & Dance
303-492-0731
Valerie Otero
Faculty • Co-Director, Learning Assistant Program • Program Co-Chair, Science Education
Education
Karen Ramirez
Instructor • Assistant Director, MASP • Co-Director, CU Dialogues Program
Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program
303-492-3275
John Stocke
Faculty
Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
303-492-1521
Ben Teitelbaum
Assistant Professor • Director, Arctic Studies Certificate Program
College of Music
Teresa Toulouse
Faculty
English
303-492-6009
Maria Windell
Assistant Professor
English
Peter Wood
Adjunct Faculty
History
303-492-1729
Emily Yeh
Associate Professor • Department Chair
Geography
303-492-8310
Phoebe Young
Associate Professor
History
303-735-0826
Paul Youngquist
Professor
English
303-492-6032