“Native America and the Other Border"

Virtual Lecture Series on Borders

Scott Manning Stevens





Speaker: Dr. Scott Manning Stevens

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CST 

Location: Online


Dr. Stevens is a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk nation and holds the position of associate professor and director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse University. He earned his PhD in English from Harvard University and is also a tenured member of the English faculty at Syracuse. In the past he has been awarded fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation, as well as research grants at the Newberry and John Carter Brown Libraries. His research and publications focus on Indigenous literary, material, and visual culture, as well as museum studies, and has appeared in journals such as the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Northwest Review, Prose Studies, Arts, and Early American Literature. Previous publications have dealt with early modern notions of ‘savagery,’ missionary interactions with Native peoples of New England, and the challenges of cross-cultural translation in the colonial period. He is a co-editor and contributor to the collection, Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians. His most recent contributions include an essay titled “From ‘Iroquois Cruelty’ to the Mohawk Warrior Society: Stereotyping and the Strategic Uses of a Reputation for Violence,” in Violence and Indigenous Communities: Confronting the Past and Engaging the Present (Northwestern University Press, 2021). He is currently at the University of Debrecen in Hungary on Fulbright Award, doing research on ethnographic museums.

This event is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

For more information, contact Dr. Adam Kozaczka at 956.326.3300 or adam.kozaczka@tamiu.edu

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