Harvard hires first Native American professor


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:44am


Harvard University has just hired their first professor specializing in Native American studies.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Harvard's first-ever tenured professor in Native American studies, History professor Philip J. Deloria, began teaching last month, after years of activists calling for Native American studies offerings.

Deloria's appointment is the culmination of an effort by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). Deloria, who is Native American, has been working with HUNAP, the University's main organization for Native American students and faculty, since 2004.

Deloria has been at the University of Michigan's American Studies department since 2001, but said he is excited t...

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