K. Tsianina Lomawaima


K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Mvskoke/Creek Nation, not enrolled), Ph.D. Retired professor, Justice & Social Inquiry, and Distinguished Scholar of Indigenous Education, Center for Indian Education, in the School of Social Transformation, ASU. Dr. Lomawaima’s research interests include the status of Native people as U.S. citizens and Native nations as Indigenous sovereigns, the role of Native nations in shaping U.S. federalism, and the history of American Indian schooling. Research on the federal off-reservation boarding school system is rooted in the experiences of her father, Curtis Thorpe Carr, a survivor of Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma. Lomawaima served as 2012-2013 President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association/NAISA, which she helped found in 2007, and as 2005 President of the American Society for Ethnohistory. She was awarded the Western History Association Lifetime Achievement Award for American Indian History in 2010. In 2016 she was selected a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

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