An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

Eric Anderson, PhD

Professor and Chair, Indigenous and American Indian Studies, Haskell Indian Nations University
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Eric P. Anderson is a Professor and Chair of the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Anderson will help us understand the rich, complex of history of the Haskell Institute by providing a personalized, interactive walking tour of the Haskell Indian Nations University campus and grounds. In the June workshop, he will also provide a lecture about the history of Haskell as a residential boarding school from the perspective of its past students. 

In his position at Haskell Indian Nations University, Dr. Anderson teaches, develops curriculum, sponsors student groups, and organizes community outreach programs. His major research focus is on American Indian education, especially the system of federal boarding schools established for Native youth in the late nineteenth century. He is currently at work on a book about the history of Haskell Institute, as well as a textbook project on American Indian Studies and Native history. His broader interests include American History, specializing in American Indian cultures and the history of the United States West. Dr. Anderson is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.


PhD, University of Kansas
MA, University of Kansas
BA, University of Kansas

Dates of Workshop Sessions

Session I: June 18-24, 2017 

Session II: July 9-15, 2017

Contact Information

Cassandra Mesick Braun, Project Co-Director: | 785-864-6794

Celka StraughnProject Co-Director: | 785-864-0136

Sydney PurselProject Intern: | 785-864-5253

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