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PhD student Raúl Melgoza receives Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship!

April 2, 2018

Congrats to PhD student Raúl Melgoza, who received the distinction of Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship!

Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

Dr. Villanueva's new book wins two awards

Feb. 10, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Villanueva, whose book, Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands, recently won the 2017 Southwestern Studies Book Prize though the University of Texas and the Border Regional Library Association, and the 2018 NACCS Tejas Foco Non-Fiction Book Award from the National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS)!

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Professor Aldama Co-Curates Impactful Exhibit on Mexican-American History

Aug. 11, 2017

Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest, an historical look into Mexican-American history from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) to the present, is on display at The Collective in Lafayette. The exhibit of 23 panels combining text and images, was prepared by CU professors Dr. Arturo Aldama and...

Clint Carroll fieldwork

Professor Carroll Receives NSF CAREER Award

Feb. 27, 2017

Dr. Clint Carroll received a prestigious faculty early career award from the National Science Foundation. Through a tribally-driven, integrated research and education project, Dr. Carroll will explore barriers to land-based cultural practices among Cherokee people in Oklahoma, and will promote cultural and ecological resiliency through the intergenerational transfer of traditional...

Professor Medak-Saltzman Co-Launches New Book Series

June 15, 2016

Dr. Medak-Saltzman, in collaboration with Dr. Antonio T. Tiongson, Jr. (University of New Mexico) and Dr. Ikyo Day (Mount Holyoke), will edit a new book series on "Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality" to be published by Temple University Press. The series "showcases comparative studies of race, ethnicity, and Indigeneity in...


Professor Lawson Elected Interim Director of CNAIS, 2016-2018

June 1, 2016

Dr. Angelica Lawson will serve as Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies from Fall 2016 to Spring 2018. The Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) at CU Boulder fosters Native community and coordinates collaborative research projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies, bringing together...