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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography

K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Mvskoke / Creek Nation, not enrolled) joined Arizona State University in January 2014. From 1994-2014, she served on the faculty of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, serving as head from 2005-2009. From 1988-1994, she was a member of the Anthropology and American Indian Studies faculty at the University of Washington.

The recipient of numerous teaching honors, including the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Lomawaima’s teaching interests include U.S. history, American Indian policy history, Indigenous knowledge systems, and research issues in American Indian education.

Lomawaima served as 2012-2013 president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association/NAISA, which she helped found in 2007, and as 2005 president of the American Society for Ethnohistory. She was awarded the Western History Association Lifetime Achievement Award for American Indian History in 2010, and selected as a 2016 fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Lomawaima is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and of the National Academy of Education.

Education
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Stanford University 1987. Dissertation: "They Called it Prairie Light: Oral Histories from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School 1920-1940."
  • M.A. Anthropology, Stanford University 1979
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Arizona 1976 
  • Art and PreMed, DePauw University, Greencastle, 1972-1974
Research Interests

Research interests include the status of Native people as U.S. citizens and Native nations as Indigenous sovereigns, the role of Native nations in shaping U.S. federalism, and the history of American Indian education.Dr. Lomawaima’s interdisciplinary scholarship straddles Indigenous Studies, anthropology, education, ethnohistory, history, legal analysis, and political science. Focusing on the early 20th century, she examines the “footprint” of federal Indian policy and practice in Indian country, including debates over the status of Native individuals and nations, and the ways U.S. citizenship has been constructed to hierarchically privilege and/or dispossess different classes of subjects.

Her research on the experiences of American Indian alumni of a federal off-reservation boarding school is rooted in the experiences of her father, Curtis Thorpe Carr, who was raised from age 8 at Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma.  Interviews with her father and sixty of his contemporaries, plus information from federal policy and archives, appear in They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School (1994, University of Nebraska Press), winner of the 1993 North American Indian Prose Award, and the American Educational Association’s 1995 Critics’ Choice Award.

More recent books include “To Remain an Indian”: Lessons for Democracy from a Century of Native American Education, co-authored with Teresa McCarty (2006, Teachers College Press: 2007 American Educational Research Association Book Award), Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (2001, University of Oklahoma Press), co-authored with David E. Wilkins (University of Minnesota); and Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences (2000, Heard Museum), co-authored and co-edited with Margaret Archuleta and Brenda Child.

Publications

Books

2006     “To Remain an Indian”: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education. (with Teresa L. McCarty). New York: Teachers College Press.

2001     Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (with David E. Wilkins). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

2000     Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences (with Margaret Archuleta and Brenda Child). Phoenix AZ: Heard Museum.

1994     They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Edited Volumes/Issues

2014     Examining and Applying Safety Zone Theory: Current Policies, Practices, and Experiences. Special issue (guest edited with Teresa L. McCarty), Journal of American Indian Education, 53(3), entire.

2005     Indigenous Epistemologies and Education. Special issue (guest edited with Teresa L. McCarty, Perry Gilmore, Mary Eunice Romero, and Tamara Borgoiakova). Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36(1), entire.

2002     Anthropology and Education in the Aftermath of September 11. Special issue (guest edited with Teresa L. McCarty), Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 33(3), entire.

1996     Boarding School Experience. Special issue (guest edited with Brenda Child), Journal of American Indian Education, 35(3), entire.

Journal/Series Editor

2014 --    Journal of American Indian Education, Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University (with Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy and Teresa L. McCarty)

2006 –     Duke University Press Narrating Native Histories Series (with Florencia Mallon, Alcida Ramos, and Joanne Rappaport)

2005 –     University of Oklahoma Press New Directions in Native America Series (with Colin Calloway)

2000-03   Book Review Editor, Anthropology & Education Quarterly

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

In Press “Mind, Heart, Hand: Thinking, Feeling, and Doing in Indigenous History Methods.” In Jean O’Brien and Chris Andersen (Eds). Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies. New York: Routledge.

2016      “The Mutuality of Citizenship and Self-Determination: Proposing Alternatives to Adversarial Binarism in United States/Native American Relations.”In Patrick Wolfe (Ed.). The Settler Complex: Recuperating Binarism in Colonial Studies, pp. 83-98. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA, American Indian Studies Center.

2015     “Society of American Indians.” In Jon Butler (Ed.) American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedias. New York: Oxford University Press. Online publication May 2105, http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/, DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.31.

2015     “Federalism: Native, Federal, and State Sovereignty.” In Susan Sleeper-Smith, Julianna Barr, Jean M. O’Brien, Nancy Shoemaker, & Scott Manning Stevens (Eds.). Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians, pp. 273-286. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

2014     “Examining and Applying Safety Zone Theory: Current Policies, Practices, and Experiences” (with Teresa L. McCarty). Journal of American Indian Education 54(3): 1-10.

2014     “Revisiting and Clarifying the Safety Zone.” Journal of American Indian Education 53(3): 61-67.

2014      “Education.” In Robert Warrior (Ed.) World of Indigenous North America, pp. 365-387. New York: Routledge.

2014     “History without Silos, Ignorance versus Knowledge, Education beyond Schools.” History of Education Quarterly 54(3): 349-355.

2014     “‘All our people are building houses’: The civilization of architecture and space in federal Indian boarding schools.” In Brenda Child & Brian Klopotek (Eds.). Indian Subjects: New Directions in the History of Indigenous Education, pp. 148-176. Santa Fe: SAR Press.

2014     Segment on federal Indian boarding schools in “Little Feet: Children Starting over in America,” American History Guys (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities), broadcast and published online Oct. 3. http://backstoryradio.org/shows/little-feet-2/

2013      “The Mutuality of Citizenship and Sovereignty: The Society of American Indians and the Battle to Inherit America.” The Society of American Indians and its Legacies: A Special Combined Issue, guest editors Chadwick Allen & Beth Piatote. American Indian Quarterly 37(3) / Studies in American Indian Literatures 25(2): 333-351.

2013      “Relationships and Responsibilities” (Commentary on Bryan Brayboy’s Council on Anthropology & Education Presidential Address 2011). Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 44(1): 11-14.

2012     “Education of American Indians.” In James A. Banks (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, pp. 104-109. Los Angeles: Sage Reference.

2012     “Speaking from Arizona: Can Scholarship about Education Make a Difference in the World?” Journal of American Indian Education 51(2): 3-21.

2004     “An Interface between Archaeology and American Indian Studies: Use of Place and Imagination in Theories of Identity.” In Barbara J. Mills, (Ed.).  Identity, Feasting, and the Archaeology of the Greater Southwest, pp. 139-150. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2003     “Educating Native Americans.” In J. Banks (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural

Education, pp. 441-461. Revised Second Edition. New York: Jossey-Bass.

2002     “Reliability, Validity, and Authenticity in American Indian and Alaska Native Research” (with Teresa L. McCarty). ERIC Digest. Charlotte, WV: Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (Dec.).

2002     “When Tribal Sovereignty Challenges Democracy: American Indian Education and the Democratic Ideal” (with Teresa L. McCarty). American Educational Research Journal 39(2): 279-305.

2002     “American Indian Education: by Indians vs. for Indians.” In Philip J. Deloria & Neal Salisbury (Eds.). A Companion to American Indian History, pp. 422-440. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

2001     “You’re a Woman, You’re Going to be a Wife.” In Lea Pickard, compiler. Reading Women’s Lives (3rd ed.), pp. 89-112. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.

2000     “Tribal Sovereigns: Reframing Research in American Indian Education.” ­Harvard Educational Review 70(1): 1-21.

Reprinted in M. Villegas, S.R. Neugebauer & K.R. Venegas (Eds.), Indigenous Knowledge and Education: Sites of Struggle, Strength, and Survivance. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series No. 44 (2007).

2000     “Hm! White Boy! You Got No Business Here!” In Nancy Shoemaker, ed. American Indians. Malden, Massachusetts and Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

1999     “The Un-Natural history of American Indian Education.” In Karen Swisher & John Tippeconnic (Eds.). Next Steps: Research & Practice to Advance Indian Education, pp. 3-31. ERIC: Clearinghouse on Rural Education & Small Schools.

1996     Preface. Special Issue of Journal of American Indian Education, Spring 1996 Vol. 35 (3): 1-4.

1996     “Estelle Reel, Supt. of Indian Schools, 1898-1910: Politics, Curriculum, and Land.” Special Issue of Journal of American Indian Education, 35 (3): 5-31.

1995     “Educating Native Americans.” In J. Banks (Ed.). Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, pp. 331-347. New York: Macmillan Publishing.

1993     “Domesticity in the federal Indian schools: The power of authority over mind and body.” American Ethnologist 20(2): 1-14.

Reprinted in J. Urla & J. Terry (Eds.), Deviant Bodies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (1995).

1992     “Blackstone, Tsianina Redfeather.” In G. Bataille (Ed.), Garland Directory of Minority Women: Native American Women. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.

1987     “Oral histories from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, 1920 to 1940.” American Indian Quarterly, 11(3): 241-254.

1986     Script annotations, Chapter VIII of Resource Handbook for the film Hopi: Songs of the Fourth World. Ferrero Films, San Francisco, California.

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
IED 510History-American Indian Educ
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SST 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
EPA 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
EPA 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
SST 580Practicum
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
EPA 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
EPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
SST 593Applied Project
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
EPA 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
EPA 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SST 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 382American Indian Women
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
SST 580Practicum
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
EPA 792Research
JUS 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
JUS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 194Special Topics
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 691Seminar
JUS 790Reading and Conference
EPA 792Research
JUS 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SST 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
SST 580Practicum
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
SST 592Research
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
SST 691Seminar
JUS 691Seminar
JUS 790Reading and Conference
EPA 792Research
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
EPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
SST 593Applied Project
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
EPA 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
IED 510History-American Indian Educ
JUS 691Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 394Special Topics