UW Professor Receives NCAIS Faculty Fellowship
April 27, 2009 — Jeffrey Means, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of History, was recently awarded a Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Faculty Fellowship.
The one-semester fellowship, with an endowment of $25,200, will allow Means to conduct research at the Newberry Library, one of the nation's most prestigious privately-funded research institutes, present his research findings and participate in the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Studies Seminar and the Newberry Library Fellows' Seminar.
Also, Means says he plans to work on his manuscript, "From Buffalo to Beeves: Cattle and the Evolution of Oglala Lake Culture, 1750-1920," which is under contract with University of Oklahoma Press, and research his next project, "Crazy Horse: A Mean of the People," which is under advanced contract with South Dakota State Historical Society Press.
"This is a tremendously prestigious award and will go a long way in facilitating my professional advancement and undoubtedly lead to other opportunities for research and writing grants and fellowships," Means says. "And, of course, it's a very nice validation of my work, which every professional welcomes."
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009