Faculty

Core Faculty (Ad hoc coalition)

Craig Womack (Muscogee Creek)
Associate Professor, Department of English
author of Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism and Drowning in Fire.

Hope Bussenius DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAR (Lumbee)
Clinical Associate Professor | Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Take2Heart Initiative, Inc. | Founder/President
Eternal Hope in Haiti | Co-founder 

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández
Professor, Department of English
author of Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries.

Angela Haynes Ferere DPN, FNP-BC, MPH  (Lumbee) 
Assistant Professor, Program Director DABSN

Emory School of Nursing
Primary Care for Underserved, Vulnerable Populations
Chair, Eternal Hope in Haiti Inc. 

Megan E. O’Neil
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History

Faculty Curator, Art of the Americas, Michael C. Carlos Museum
author of Engaging Ancient Maya Sculpture at Piedras Negras, Guatemala and Maya Art and Architecture (co-authored with Mary Miller).

Christine Ristaino
Senior Lecturer, Department of French and Italian
author of All the Silent Spaces.

Heidi Aklaseaq Senungetuk (Inupiaq)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Music

Mandy Suhr-Sytsma 
Senior Lecturer, Department of English 
Director, Emory Writing Center
author of Self-Determined Stories: The Indigenous Reinvention of Young Adult Literature.

Debra Vidali (non-Native, from Rochester NY | Haudenosaunee territory)
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Current work on sovereignty and allyship in Haudenosaunee regions (Western NY State)
author of “Ethnographic Theater Making: Multimodal Alchemy, Knowledge, and Invention” (American Anthropologist, 2020) and “Repairing a Screaming Silence: Human Rights and Wrongs, Native American Realities and One Museum” (Anthropology Now, 2015).


Affiliated Faculty
(list is growing; please check back . . .)

Helen Baker, PhD, MSc, FNP-BC, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor/Global and Community Engagement Coordinator
Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Co-leader of student immersion in collaboration Chapa-De Indian Health Service and Sierra Native Alliance

Michael A. Elliott
Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of English
publications include “Coyote Comes to the Norton: Indigenous Oral Narrative and National Literary History” (American Literature) and “Indian Patriots on Last Stand Hill” (American Quarterly).

Rachel Hall-Clifford
Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Human Health and Department of Sociology
Director, NAPA-OT Field School Guatemala | Co-Founder, safe+natal

John Lindo
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
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David Nugent
Professor, Department of Anthropology
author of The Encrypted State: Delusion and Displacement in the Peruvian Andes.

Karen Stolley
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
author of Domesticating Empire: Enlightenment in Spanish America

Yanna Yannakakis
Associate Professor, Department of History
author of The Art of Being In-Between: Native Intermediaries, Indian Identity, and Local Rule in Colonial Oaxaca