American Studies and Sport Studies

American Studies

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Native and Indigenous Studies

News and Announcements

Department of Anthropology Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
This scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating a commitment to partnering with and supporting Native American and Indigenous communities. This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Iowa. This scholarship awards $500-1000, and up to two scholarships are awarded each academic year.

Recognition for Marra's The Pull of Horses project

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Dr. Kim Marra's The Pull of Horses receives Honorable Mention for the 2021 ATHE-ASTR (Association for Theatre in Higher Education – American Society for Theatre Research) Award for Excellence in Digital Theatre and Performance Scholarship, awarded each year to an individual or team that demonstrates innovation and rigor in the use of electronic/digital media for the purpose of producing or disseminating knowledge about theatre and performance.

Sport studies students participate in Town Hall with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren

Monday, November 1, 2021
Sport Studies students Carson Beck, Austin Hanson, and Chloe Peterson, along with faculty member Travis Vogan, participated in a Town Hall with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren on November 1 to discuss some of the crucial issues the conference is facing. They were part of a select group of student chosen from the Big Ten schools to talk with Warren.

The Department of American Studies acknowledges the university’s origins in land grants from the Ioway, Sioux and Pottowottami, Ho-Chunk, Meskwaki and Sauk peoples; we acknowledge that, like almost all property in the United States, university land has been obtained or extracted from indigenous people. While recognizing that these origins cannot change the past, the Department works to create a future where the past is thoroughly understood in support of human flourishing, democratic values, ethical action and social justice.

The University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty represents an official and public recognition that the institutions where we work and learn today are built on Native lands.