Rae Gould, Staff

Dr. Rae Gould joined the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Brown University in 2019 as Associate Director. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of developing an undergraduate concentration in Native American and Indigenous Studies, programming to support and supplement academic developments, and tribal outreach. She also collaborates with centers, departments, and offices across the campus, and at other institutions, on academic programming and engagement, in addition to contributing to increased engagement with and support for undergraduate and graduate students. Her research and publishing focus on Southern New England Native American history and culture in the 400 years since European contact, with additional expertise in Indigenous cultural landscapes, federal acknowledgement, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and Section 106. Gould holds an MA (2005) and a PhD (2010) in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and a BA in Art History and Anthropology from Connecticut College. She is a member of Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts.