Daniel M. Cobb

Daniel M. Cobb

I joined the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 2010, after serving as a faculty member in the History Department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and as Assistant Director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago. My research and teaching focuses on American Indian history since 1887, political activism, ethnohistorical methods, ethnobiography, memory, and global indigenous rights. My publications include the awarding-winning monograph Native Activism in Cold War America (2008), two co-edited volumes, Beyond Red Power: American Indian Politics and Activism (2007) and Memory Matters (2011), a revised and expanded fourth edition of Tom Hagan's classic American Indians (2013), and Say We Are Nations (2015), a collection of primary documents about politics and protest in Indigenous America since 1887. In November 2016, I completed a 24-lecture Great Courses on American Indian history in partnership with The Teaching Company and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. My current book project explores the life and times of Ponca activist Clyde Warrior, a founder of the National Indian Youth Council and one of the most important figures in the American Indian youth movement of the 1960s. In addition to publishing, I enjoy working on projects that engage the public. In 2005, I served as program director for a series of public events at Miami University devoted to Indian politics and activism. In 2007, I was honored to have Della Warrior (Otoe-Missouria) invite me to create and install an exhibit about the life and legacy of her late husband for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma's Clyde Warrior Memorial Building. In 2010, I co-organized a public symposium entitled "Memory Matters" as one of two inaugural John W. Altman Fellows at Miami University's Humanities Center. In 2015, I served as a consultant on public history for a consortium of nation's leading museums, including the National Museum of the American Indian. And over the past few years, I have been involved in Teaching American History and other professional development programs for public school teachers sponsored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Ohio Historical Society, Ohio Humanities Council, and National Council for History Education. The nominee for and recipient of article, book, and teaching awards, I have coordinated the American Indian and Indigenous Studies curriculum at UNC from 2010-2013 and 2014-2015. Learn more about AIIS by visiting http://americanindianstudies.unc.edu and www.facebook.com/aisunc. On the personal side, I am a long-time guitar player and once aspiring rocker and enjoy using music as a window into the past through performances in the classroom, at conferences, and for the public.
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