Welcome to American Indian Studies at the university of Illinois. Our academic program offers important reserach, course, and programs focused on the live and hostories of American Indian and other Indigenous people and their communities. Our purpose os to give everyone on campus opportunities to learn more about the realities of the American Indian and Indigenous world.

Robert Warrior (Osage), Director

Harjo wins Guggenheim

Joy Harjo, author of "Crazy Brave" which won the PEN USA Literary Award for best creative nonfiction, has been named a recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2014. Harjo will use her fellowship to complete to complete her second memoir, "Songline of Justice."

An accomplished poet, Harjo has published seven books of poetry and awards include the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.

» View the Guggenheim Announcement,

Apply -- AIS Fellowships

American Indian Studies awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to scholars who can make use of the rich resources available at UIUC.  

» Learn more about the Fellowship