University of Minnesota
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Brenda J Child

612/625-0895
American Studies 209 Scott Hall 72 Pleasant Street SE

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • American Indian history
  • multiculturalism
  • native culture

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, none.
  • M.A.: History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, none.
  • B.S. Ed.: History & Social Studies, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, none.

Publications

  • Train Time, an excerpt from Boarding School Seasons. Child, Brenda, 2001.
  • Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879-2000. Child, Brenda, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2000.
  • Ojibwe Children and Boarding Schools, an excerpt from Boarding School Seasons. Child, Brenda, 2001.
  • Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940.. Child, Brenda, University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Ethnohistory: 2001
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Program in American Studies, University of Minnesota: 1997 - 1999
  • Indigenous Language Initiative Program, Department of American Indian Studies and the Department of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand: 2003
  • Prize Committee, American Society for Ethnohistory: 2002
  • Prize Committee, American Society for Ethnohistory: 2000
  • Editorial Board, American Indian Education Series, University of Nebraska Press: 2000
  • Local Planning Committee Member, Keeping Our Faculties: Addressing the Recruitment and Retention of Faculty of Color, a conference at the University of Minnesota: 2002
  • Member, Admissions and Awards Committee, Department of American Studies, Univeristy of Minnesota: 2001 - 2002
  • Editorial Board, Native American Studies Series, Michigan State Univeristy Press: 1996
  • Editorial Board, American Indian Lives Series, The University of Nebraska Press: 1998
  • Member, American Studies Executive Committee, University of Minnesota: 1997 - 1998

Outreach Activities

  • Member, Native American Council, The Eiteljorg Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Executive Council, The Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN: 1998
  • Board of Directors, The Division of Indian Works, Minneapolis, MN: 1999
  • Board of Directors, The Circle, the newspaper of the American Indian community of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN: 1998

Awards

  • The North American Indian Prose Award for Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940, 1998
  • Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2000 - 2001
  • Minnesota Book Award Nominee for History for Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940, 1999
  • The President's Muticultural Research Award, University of Minnesota, 2002
  • University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1999 - 2000

Courses Taught

  • AmSt 1907W - Freshman Seminar - After Wounded Knee: American Indians
  • AmSt 3113W - America's Diverse Cultures
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    July 26th, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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