University of Minnesota
American Studies
amstdy@umn.edu
612-624-4190


American Studies' Home Page

Fall 2015

Scott Hall 316

Office Hours: Tuesday 10am to 3pm or by appointment

Brenda J Child

612/625-0895
72 Pleasant St SE 104 Scott Hall

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
Alternative Output Formats Alternative Output Formats