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Northwestern Joins Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies

Program to assist faculty, student research

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University will join the The Newberry Library Consortium for American Indian and Indigenous Studies this summer, Northwestern Provost Daniel I. Linzer announced today.

The consortium is led by the Newberry, an independent research library in Chicago with extensive collections in American history, as well as other subjects. The consortium draws on the Newberry's world-renowned collections in American Indian and indigenous studies and the resources of the Newberry’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies to offer programs and provide fellowships to graduate students and faculty at member institutions.

Northwestern will join Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and several Big Ten universities as members of the consortium. John David Márquez, assistant professor of African American and Latino/a Studies, will serve as Northwestern’s faculty representative to the consortium.

“We’re very pleased to participate with the Newberry by becoming part of this consortium,” Linzer said. “By doing so we will continue our efforts to augment our academic offerings in Native American studies and also enhance our collaborative efforts with other Chicago-area institutions.”

A Northwestern graduate student, Alanna Hickey, is expected to participate in the consortium’s summer institute, “Recording the Native Americas: Indigenous Speech, Representation and the Politics of Writing.” The seminar will examine the relationship between Indigenous languages of the Americas and the politics of their writing before and after the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.