Scholar in Residence
Devon Mihesuah is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation, a historian and writer, and a previous editor of the American Indian Quarterly. She is the Cora Lee Beers Price Teaching Professor in International Cultural Understanding at the University of Kansas and 'scholar in residence' at the Hall Center for the Humanities. Mihesuah has written many books and articles about colonization, boarding schools, stereotypes, research methodologies, Indigenous women, AIM, repatriation, racism, “fake news,” and violence, slander and libel against Natives, in addition to award-winning mystery, crime, and speculative fiction novels and short stories. She manages the American Indian Health and Diet Project and the Facebook page, Indigenous Eating. She regularly speaks nationally and internationally about issues pertaining to empowerment of indigenous peoples; her works are cited and reprinted in hundreds of publications and her books and essays are used in classrooms across the world.