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Dr. Gregory Fields
Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Hawaii, 1994

Office: Peck 2211
Phone: (618)650-2461

Dr. Fields conducts research in comparative philosophy, ethnohistory, and preservation of Pacific Northwest culture and languages. He has interests in intercultural collaboration and ethical issues related to preservation, repatriation and access to intangible cultural material. Fields has a number of projects in progress (audio, video and textual) that document and explore Northwest history, thought and culture. His current projects include the audio collection Medicine Songs of the Four Seasons from the Straits and Coast Salish , forthcoming from Smithsonian Folkways, and three collaborations with Coast Salish culture-bearers on books accompanied by companion media: Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks on American Indian History and the Future (under contract) Sacred Breath: Pacific Northwest Culture and Medicine Teachings (under contract) and A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire (forthcoming) all with University of Nebraska Press.

Dr. Anne Boxberger Flaherty
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Duke University, 2009

Office: Peck 3227
Phone: (618)650-2286

Dr. Flaherty has done research in many areas of Native American Studies, but focuses on the modern dynamics of land claims and the varied effects of gaming. Her article, "American Indian Land Rights, Rich Indian Racism, and Newspaper Coverage in New York State 1988-2008" will appear in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal  in the December 2013 issue. She is also currently working on a chapter on indigenous peoples' use of hip hop as a tool of social and cultural empowerment for an edited book.

Dr. Julie Holt
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D. in Anthropology, New York University, 2000

Office: Peck 0211
Phone: (618)650-2157

Dr. Holt conducts archaeological research in the American Bottom and Illinois River Valley. She recently published an article titled "Rethinking the Ramey State: Was Cahokia the Center of a Theater State?" (American Antiquity, 2009).

Dr. Rowena McClinton
Professor, Historical Studies
Ph.D. in History, University of Kentucky, 1996

Office: Peck 0229
Phone: (618)650-2229

Dr. McClinton has translated and edited a two-volume ethnohistoric work, The Moravian Springplace Mission to the Cherokees (University of Nebraska Press, 2007).

Dr. Gregory Vogel
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 2001???

Office: Peck 0403A
Phone: (618)650-2933

Dr. Vogel conducts archaeological research in the American Bottom and Illinois River Valley. His dissertation was on Caddo archaeology.

Dr. Cory Wilmott
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D. in Anthropology, McMaster University, 2000

Office: Peck 0231
Phone: (618)650-2748

Dr. Willmott is currently writing a book entitled Clothed Encounters about the role of clothing and textiles in economic and political relations between British and Great Lakes Algonquian peoples. She is also engaged in a variety of studies that more broadly address Algonquian peoples' historic and contemporary material, visual and oral cultures. She is also a core member of an international digital circulation project, the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Culture ( GRASAC), and the SIUE IRIS Center , both of which serve as resources to facilitate greater access to indigenous heritage through new technologies.

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