Making a run for the desert

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Seated at the UofI AIS Director’s Desk

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.

To the fence and back!

13 thoughts on “Making a run for the desert

    1. 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.

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