Dr. Jeffrey Shepherd
Liberal Arts, Rm 326
Jeffrey P. Shepherd is an Associate Professor of American Indian History, and the present Director of the Ph.D. Program. He has written several articles on Indigenous economics, education, politics, culture, and identity, such as “At the Crossroads of Hualapai History, Memory, and American Colonization: Contesting Space & Place," in the American Indian Quarterly. His book, We Are an Indian Nation: A History of the Hualapai People, was published in 2010 with the University of Arizona Press. For this research, he has received grants from the American Philosophical Society, the Max Millett Foundation for Graduate Research, the Ft. McDowell Indian Nation, the Andrew H. Mellon Foundation, Texas Tech University, and Brigham Young University. He is presently working on several projects: an environmental history of the Guadalupe Mountains and National Park in the Texas-New Mexico Borderlands; a history of the Nde' / Apache peoples and treatymaking; and a history of the Blackfoot peoples along the U.S. - Canada border. He serves as co-editor of the series, Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies, with the University of Arizona Press. Shepherd teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Indigenous, Western, Public, and Borderlands History.