Michael E. Harkin
B.A. 1980, University of North Carolina
M.A. 1984, University of Chicago
Ph.D 1988, University of Chicago
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Michael Harkin grew up in California and North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in English and International Studies. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1988. He has conducted field research with the Heiltsuk and Nuu-chah-nulth of British Columbia, and in France, North Carolina, and Wyoming. He wrote The Heiltsuks: Dialogues of Culture and History on the Northwest Coast (University of Nebraska Press, 1998), has edited three books and two special issues, and authored dozens of articles and chapters. He serves as Editor of Ethnohistory and on the editorial board of UNESCO's Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. He has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Canadian Embassy, and the Wyoming Arts Council. In addition to the University of Wyoming, he has taught at Montana State, Emory, and Shanghai University.
ANTH 5010 Twentieth-century Anthropological Thought
ANTH 4020/5020 Seminar: Landscape and History
ANTH 4740/5740 Native American Language and Culture
ANTH 4320/5320 Political Anthropology
ANTH/AIST 2210 North American Indians
Harkin, Michael E. and David Rich Lewis, eds., 2007, Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian. University of Nebraska Press.
Harkin, Michael E., ed., 2004, Reassessing Revitalization Movements: Perspectives from North America and the Pacific Islands, foreword by Anthony F.C. Wallace. University of Nebraska Press. Bison Books edition 2007.
Harkin, Michael E., 2008, The Floating Island: Anachronism and Paradox in The Lost Colony. In Small Worlds: Method, Meaning, and Narrative in Microhistory, edited by James F. Brooks, Christopher R. DeCorse, and John Walton, pp. 121-44. SAR Press.
Harkin, Michael E., 2007, Performing Paradox: Narrativity and the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In Myth and Memory: Rethinking Stories of Indigenous-European Contact, edited by John Lutz, pp. 103-117. University of British Columbia Press.
Harkin, Michael E., 2008, Lvi-Strauss and History. In The Cambridge Companion to Claude Lvi-Strauss, edited by Boris Wiseman. Cambridge University Press.
Ethnohistory, cultural theory, politics and power, religious movements, environment and landscape, ethnopsychology, history of anthropology Northwest Coast (Heiltsuk, Nuu-chah-nulth), Southeast (The Lost Colony), Wyoming (public lands ethnohistory), France
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