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Jennifer O’Neal

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Acting Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-8830
  • Office: 203 Alder Bldg
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019 - Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm (109 KIH); Thursday 12:30-1:30 (120 LLC)
  • Affiliated Departments: Ethnic Studies, History, Native American Studies
  • Interests: Native American and Indigenous history; American West history; Decolonizing Methodologies; Cultural Heritage Archives; Traditional Knowledge Systems; Digital Humanities
  • Curriculum Vitae

Education

(ABD) PhD, History, Georgetown University
Master of Arts, Library and Information Science, University of Arizona
Master of Arts, History, Utah State University

Statement

My interdisciplinary research and teaching examine the social, political, and historial intersections of Native American, United States, and international relations history in the twenteith centrury to the present, with an emphasis on sovereignty, self-determiantion, nationhood, cultural heritage, and global Indigenous rights, across a variety of fields, mediums, and forms. My work is dedicated to centering Indigenous traditional knowledge, applying decolonizing methodologies and Indigenous research methods, and implementing place-based education. Within the Honors College, Ethnic Studies and History departments, I've developed undergraduate courses engaging students in decolonizing pedagogy and community based-research with Indigenous community course partners to ethcially document and disseminate tribal history. More broadly, my work is also dedicated to developing frameworks and guidelines for the ethical and collaborative stewardship of cultural heritage collections in partnership with source community members. 

Publications

"From Time Immemorial: Centering Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in the Archival Paradigm," Afterlives of Indigenous Archives, eds. Ivy Scweitzer and Gordon Henry, University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Michelle M. Jacob, Emily West Hartlerode, Joanna Jensen, Kelly M. LaChance, and Jennifer R. O'Neal. "Placing Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledges at the Center of Our Research and Teaching," Journal of Folklore and Education, vol. 5, no. 2 (2018). 

Mark Carey, Kathy Lynn, Kevin Hatfield, and Jennifer R. O'Neal. "Teaching about Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Decolonizing Research and Broadening Knowledge," Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, eds. Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall, and Stephanie LeMenager. New York: Routledge, 2016. 

"'The Right to Know: Decolonizing Native American Archives," Journal of Western Archives 6, no. 1 (2015).

"Respect, Recognition, and Reciprocity: The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials," in Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the US and Canada, eds. Dominique Daniel and Amalia Levi, 125-142. Sacramento: Litwin Press, 2014.

“Going Home: The Digital Return of Films at the National Museum of the American Indian,” Museum Anthropology Review 7, no. 1 (2013): 166-184.

“Cultural Stewardship at the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center,” Calicut University Folkloristics Journal, 2010.

Review of Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways, by Loriene Roy, Anjali Bhasin, and Sarah K. Arriaga. Journal of Archival Organization 11, no. 1-2 (2014): 127-28.

Teaching

 

Honors and Awards

Rippey Innovative Teaching Award (2018-2019)
Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University (2018-2019)
Outstanding Faculty Award, Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence (2015)
Diversity Excellence Award, Society of American Archivists (2014)