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Nancy Bonvillain

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Nancy Bonvillain

Anthropology and Linguistics
Division: Social Studies
Appointment: 1996

Hall College Center
413-528-7233
nancyb@simons-rock.edu

 

 

Education:

PhD in Anthropology; Columbia University, 1972
BA, magna cum laude; Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1966
Phi Beta Kappa

Professional History:

SUNY-Stony Brook
Columbia University Summer Session
New School for Social Research
Michigan State University

Areas of Interest:

Native American cultures and histories • Indigenous rights movements • Native American languages • Iroquoian linguistics

Research Interests/Professional Service:

  • Native American cultures and histories
  • Indigenous rights movements
  • Native American languages
  • Iroquoian linguistics

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

4 textbooks published by Prentice-Hall

  • Cultural Anthropology (3 editions)
  • Language, Culture and Communication (6 editions)
  • Women and Men (4 editions)
  • Native Nations
  • 18 monographs on Native American tribes published by Chelsea House Publishers
  • articles on Iroquoian linguistics and culture history

Other Activities

Director, Tutoring and Writing Center, Faculty organizer of annual Diversity Day events