I am excited to announce that I will be leaving the University of Illinois soon to begin a new appointment as Professor and Head of the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona!
After 13 years at the UofI, I am finally making my way back to the Southwest and closer to family and the larger Hopi community.
I will be leaving wonderful colleagues and friends in the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of History, terrific students, and a very supportive College and campus administration.
But I will be joining a highly respected and established AIS department, a community of outstanding faculty and students, and a university (and program) that I have always wanted to work at.
Needless to say, I am thrilled to be making this run for the desert and taking part (once again) in the second wave of Hopi migration.
13 thoughts on “Making a run for the desert”
Congrats, dude! Enjoy the warmer weather!
Peace, Kyle Mays
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Thanks, Kyle! Right now the weather in Tucson is perfect…mid 70s, and sunshine (always sunshine). Hope all is well with you at UCLA.
Good to have you back at U A , and at Hopi.
Thanks, Russell. It’s good to be back!!
Thank you for you information , Russell Cooata.
congradulations well overdue to a wonderful man that you are. theron reece
Thank you, Theron. I very much appreciate your kind and supportive comments.
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Thanks, Adrea! Great to hear from you, and hope all is well at UM.
Congratulations, Professor! I’m sure your colleagues in Illinois will miss you terribly, but wherever you go, I’m sure you’ll always make a positive difference and a lasting impact.
Thanks, Alejandro. Not sure how much my former colleagues miss me, but I certainly miss them! Always appreciate your support and comments over the years.
Wow, big move! Best wishes to you, buddy! Just showing your film in class today. Such a valuable resource!
Thanks, Brian! I hope your students enjoyed the film. I’m really glad to know that it is being used in the classroom. Yes, a big move indeed. Not the easiest of transitions for my family, but we are feeling more settled each day. And I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the AIS Dept at UA. Wonderful colleagues and lots of support from the administration.