This fall we welcomed David A. Nichols, Professor of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies. Professor Nichols holds the Donald F. Carmony Chair in Indiana History and is the new editor of the Indiana Magazine of History. His research interests include Native American history, early American history, and frontier and borderlands studies. Professor Nichols’s books are Red Gentlemen & White Savages: Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the American Frontier (Virginia, 2008), Engines of Diplomacy: Indian Trading Factories and the Negotiation of American Empire (North Carolina, 2016), and Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600-1870 (Ohio University, 2018). He is finishing a book titled To Be Men of Business: The Origins of Chickasaw Capitalism, 1690-1840. Nichols’s articles have appeared in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, the Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture, New York History, and Ohio Valley History. He previously taught at Indiana University Southeast, the University of Kentucky, the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, and Indiana State University, which in 2019 awarded him the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research Award. At IU he teaches courses for History and Native American and Indigenous Studies, including “Colonial America” and “Indians and Other Americans, 1750-2000."
Welcome new faculty and graduate students
Tuesday, December 29, 2020