Graduate Students

Kodi Alvord (Diné)

  • Medical Student (3rd Year), Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • Research Interests: Native American health, Native Hawaiian health, traditional medicine, historical trauma
  • [email protected]

Felicia Bartley (Pueblo of Isleta (Teu-I))

  • MA Student (1st Year), Public Humanities Program
  • Public Humanities Fellow for Native American and Indigenous Studies, 2020-2022
  • Research Interests: Pueblo Cultural Centers; Pueblo histories; Native North American contemporary fashion design; contemporary Indigenous art
  • [email protected]

Kimonee M. Burke (Narragansett)

  • PhD Student (1st Year), History Program
  • Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Northeastern Native History, Federal Acknowledgment Policy
  • [email protected]

Courtney Choy

Gregory Hitch

  • PhD Candidate (5th Year), Department of American Studies
  • Research Interests: Environmental studies
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Rae Kuruhara (Kanaka Maoli)

  • MA Student (2nd Year), Public Humanities Program
  • Public Humanities Fellow for Native American and Indigenous Studies, 2019-2021
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Makana Kushi (Kanaka Maoli)

  • PhD Student (3rd Year), Department of American Studies
  • Program Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown
  • Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Native Pacific Cultural Studies; Story-Telling and Auto-Ethnography; Race in Hawai'i
  • [email protected]

Ally LaForge

  • PhD Student (3rd Year), Department of American Studies
  • Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies; Histories of the Native Northeast; Decolonizing Methodologies; Public Humanities; Material Culture
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Breylan Martin (Tlingit, T'akdeintaan )

  • MA Student (2nd Year), Public Humanities Program
  • Public Humanities Fellow for the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, 2019-2021
  • [email protected]

Dominique Pablito (Zuni, Navajo, Comanche)

  • PhD Student (1st Year), Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
  • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Native American Health, Healthcare in Underserved Rural Populations
  • [email protected]

Alexandra M. Peck

  • Ph.D. Candidate (6th Year), Department of Anthropology; Graduate Certificate in Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University '17; MA, Anthropology at Brown University; BA, Cultural Anthropology at Seattle University '15
  • Research Regions: Native America [Northwestern United States (Coast Salish, Wakashan, and Alaskan Tribes), Northeastern United States (New England Tribes)]
  • Research Interests: Material culture studies, museums, cultural adaptation/exchange, placemaking/place claiming, landscape/geography, monuments/memorials, Native-White relations, “mixed” communities, settler colonialism, historical archaeology; see more at http://brown.academia.edu/AlexandraPeck   and https://www.brown.edu/academics/anthropology/peck-alexandra \
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Nicole Sintetos