Thesis Abstracts

IPJ hosts a regularly updated data base of American Indian related Ph.D. from 2006 – the present. The dissertation coverage includes all languages and is international in scope as far as Dissertation Abstracts covers. This includes most European universities, South African universities, and a few in the Far East. They do not cover all the universities in the world, but do a pretty good job covering first world universities. There is no coverage of Latin American universities' dissertations. The data base is updated in each Winter and Summer issue of IPJ, and sometimes between issues. Since ProQuest, the proviser of the lists of dissertations from which Jonathan and Jay find Indigenous dissertations, no longer goes by months/years there will be titles from various years added in the updates.
The majority of this list has been compiled by:
Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D., History of Medicine Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh (
and Jay Toth, M.A., Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Freedonia (

You may also submit your own dissertation using the link below, and it will be included once we have verified it.

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Spirit winds: A narrative inquiry into the aboriginal stories of diabetes Abstract
Barton, Sylvia Sophia
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
St. Michael Indian School: A place where cultures meet and children learn Abstract
Nolan, Barbara M.
Department of Educational Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University
The archaeology of religious movements: The Maya sweatbath cult of Piedras Negras Abstract
Child, Mark Bradford
Dept. of Anthropology, Yale University
Food, control, and resistance: Rations and indigenous peoples in the American Great Plains and South Australia Abstract
Levi, Tamara J.
Dept. of History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The American Indian Chicago Conference, 1961: A Native response to government policy and the birth of Indian self-determination Abstract
Niermann, Thomas A.
Dept. of History, University of Kansas
The houselots of Chau Hiix: A spatial approach to the study of non-elite domestic variability at a small Maya city Abstract
Goldsmith, Andrew Sean
Dept. of Archaeology, University of Calgary
Landscape patches, macroregional exchanges and pre-Columbian political economy in southwestern Georgia Abstract
Chamblee, John Francis
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Arizona
Epidemiology of viral respiratory infections and the kinetics of influenza and RSV antibodies among Navajo and White Mountain Apache infants from birth to 6 months Abstract
Eick, Angelia A.
School of Public Health, John Hopkins University
Cherokee families: Cultural resilience during the allotment era Abstract
Stremlau, Rose
Dept. of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A comparative analysis of burial patterning: The Preclassic Maya sites of Chiapa de Corzo, Kaminaljuyu, Tikal, and Colha Abstract
Thompson, Lauri McInnis
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
"Behold me and this great Babylon I have built": The life and work of Sophia Sawyer, 19th century missionary and teacher among the Cherokees Abstract
Castelow, Teri L.
College of Education, Florida State University
Ancestors, mountains, shrines, and settlements: Late Intermediate Period landscapes of the southern Vilcanota River Valley, Peru Abstract
Dean, Emily Marie
Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Perceived medical discrimination in American Indian women: Effect on health care decisions, cancer screening, diabetes services and diabetes management Abstract
Gonzales, Kelly L.
College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Proposed tribal college cataloging systems: From isolation to association Abstract
Chester, George Gregory
College of Education, University of Minnesota
Ruthe Blalock Jones: Native American artist and educator Abstract
Eldridge, Laurie A.
Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University
The potential impact of the medieval climatic anomaly on human populations in the western Mojave Desert Abstract
Gardner, Jill Kathleen
Department of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Education beyond the mesas: Hopi student involvement at Sherman Institute Abstract
Gilbert, Matthew Thomas
Dept. of History, University of California, Riverside
Rethinking multiculturalist discourse with Indigenous and Continental Abstract
Richardson, Troy Alan
Dept. of Education, Culture and Society, University of Utah
Agentive and patientive verb bases in North Alaskan Inupiaq Abstract
Nagai, Tadataka
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
"Like a cannibal in Manhattan": Post-relocation urban Indian narratives Abstract
Szanto, Laura Furlan
English Dept., University of Califonia, Santa Barbara
Decolonizing botanical Anishinaabe knowledge: A Biskaabiiyang approach Abstract
Geniusz, Wendy Djinn
Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota
El Paso Polychrome in the Casas Grandes Region, Chihuahua, Mexico: Ceramic exchange between Paquime and the Jornada Mogollon Abstract
Burgett, Jessica Prue
Dept. of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
History and dynastic politics in a Classic Maya court: Investigations at Arroyo de Piedra, Guatemala Abstract
Escobedo Ayala, Hector Leonel
Dept. of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
Maya interactions with the natural world: Landscape transformation and ritual plant use at Copan, Honduras Abstract
McNeil, Cameron L.
Dept. of Anthropology, City University of New York
On the periphery of the periphery: Household archaeology at Hacienda Tabi, Yucatan, Mexico Abstract
Sweitz, Samuel Randles
Dept. of Anthropology, Texas A&M University
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