Grounded by a strong commitment to the worlds, histories, representations, and political struggles of indigenous peoples internationally, the intellectual project of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies minor uses interdisciplinary methods of critical inquiry as a means through which students engage research and scholarship in their major fields of study.
Graduate students pursuing the minor have many opportunities to participate in the intellectual life of the Program, which hosts speaker series, conferences and symposia, reading groups, and writer’s workshops. Moreover, with American Indian Studies being a member of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS), students can take advantage of the resources, fellowships, and programs at The Newberry Library and McNickle Center.
Graduate Minor -- required courses (12 hours)
- AIS 501: Indigenous Critical Theory
- AIS 502: Indigenous Decolonial Methods
- AIS 503: Seminar in Indigenous Studies
Admission to the minor
Applicants to the Graduate Minor program must be in residence and in good standing in a master's or doctoral program at Illinois. Applications for the Graduate Minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies require prior approval by the appropriate administration officer from the student's home department. For more information on the program, contact Director Robert Warrior.
American Indian Studies Graduate Student Organization -- contact Kyle Mays
Graduate College Handbook
This handbook contains policies set forth by the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.