Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA, American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies
Ph.D., Lynch School of Education, Boston Collegenitana_hicks_greendeer@brown.edu
Nitana Hicks Greendeer ’03, a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, returns to Brown as a Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and Native American and Indigenous Studies. She is also affiliated with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. Having completed her Ph.D. at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in 2015, Nitana most recently worked for her tribe as the Education Department Director.
Nitana has worked for the past 15 years with the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project as a teacher and researcher and continues to work currently as a Fluency Coach for teachers of the program’s Wôpanâak Language immersion school, Mukayuhsak Weekuw.
Nitana’s research interests include culture-based education and culturally appropriate curricular models, language education and Indian Education.