Graduate Students

Brown University does not currently offer a graduate degree or certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies. However, NAISI provides professional, academic development, and community-building opportunities for Native American and Indigenous graduate students and graduate students working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. These opportunities include support to attend the NAISA annual meeting and/or other discipline-specific conferences, symposia, workshops and similar gatherings to present on or engage in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Mark Agostini

PhD Candidate, Anthropological Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology

Lewis and Clark Field Scholar (American Philosophical Society), Haffenreffer Museum Proctor

Research Interests: Ancestral Pueblo archaeology; Ceramic analysis; Tribal Sovereignty; Repatriation

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brown.academia.edu/MarkRAgostini

Chase Bryer

PhD Student, School of Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (School of Public Health)

Research Interests: Using community-based participatory methods to improve health outcomes among Indigenous LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit communities. Chase holds an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in Human Rights and Media from the University of Oklahoma.

Kimonee M. Burke (Narragansett)

PhD Student, Department of History

Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Northeastern Native History, Federal Acknowledgment Policy

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Luiz Paulo Ferraz

PhD Student, Department of History

Research Interests: Indigenous history in Colonial and Modern Latin America with a focus on Indigenous struggles for rights, land, and the state recognition of indigenous identity in the Brazilian northeast during the military dictatorship (1964 - 1985).

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Gregory Hitch

PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies

Research Interests: Environmental History and Ethnography, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Climate Change, Science and Technology Studies, and Critical Environmental Justice

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Website: https://gregoryhitch.com/

Makana Kushi (Kanaka Maoli)

PhD Student, Department of American Studies

Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Native Pacific Cultural Studies; Story-Telling and Auto-Ethnography; Race in Hawai'i

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Phoebe Labat

PhD Student, Department of History

Research Interests: Native American and First Nations history; Indigenous knowledge and spirituality; French and English Atlantic history; Environmental history

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Ally LaForge

PhD Candidate, 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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Dominique Pablito (Zuni, Navajo, Comanche)

PhD Student, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry

Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Native American Health, Healthcare in Underserved Rural Populations

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Nicole Sintetos

Ph.D Candidate, Department of American Studies

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