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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Diet and Society in Prehistoric Puerto Rico An Isotopic Approach Abstract
Pestle, William J.
Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mississippi Period occupational and political history of the middle Savannah River valley Abstract
Stephenson, Keith
Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Ceramic resource selection and social violence in the Gallina area of the American Southwest Abstract
Constant, Connie Irene
Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Constructing Native American Identity within the Context of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Abstract
Modzelewski, Darren John
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Early pottery in the tropics of Panama (ca. 4,500–3,200 B.P.): Production processes, circulation, and diagenesis Abstract
Iizuka, Fumie
Anthropology, University of Arizona
Hunter-gatherers of the Central Gulf Coastal Plain and the Lower Pecos region of Texas: Interpreting patterns of health and variability Abstract
Jones, Christine Alvarez
Anthropology, Texas A&M University
Native American high school seniors' perceptions of higher education: Motivating and demotivating factors Abstract
Krogman, Calvin
Educational Administration, University of South Dakota
Social organization and pottery production at Angel Mounds, a Mississippian archaeological site Abstract
McGill, Dru Evan
Anthropology, Indiana University
Place, Politics, and Property: Negotiating Allotment and Citizenship for the Citizen Potawatomi, 1861--189 Abstract
Mosteller, Kelli Jean
History, The University of Texas at Austin
The efficacy of the Chickasaw Nation early care and education programs Abstract
Blackmon, Lisa
Education, University of North Texas
Aboriginal student persistence and success in Ontario colleges Abstract
Iacovino Hinds, Christa Dawn
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto
Archiving memory: Explorer and trader accounts as evidence in aboriginal rights and title litigation Abstract
Campos, Luis Roberto
Law, University of Toronto
Demographic and epidemiological changes on the Flathead Reservation 1887-1935 Abstract
Heiner, Christina J.
Anthropology, University of Montana
Aboriginal education for non-Aboriginal learners: Engaging teacher candidates in an immersive cultural experience Abstract
Snowball, Andrew
Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Diet, Iq'mik Smokeless Tobacco Use and Cardiometabolic Risk among Yup'ik Alaska Native People living in Southwest Alaska Abstract
Ryman, Tove K.
Epidemiology, University of Washington
Smoking and life satisfaction among native American Indians Abstract
Highfill, Suz Wallace
The School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University
Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs) on the environment and the cultural integrity of the st. regis mohawk tribe in the mohawk nation of akwesasne Abstract
McRae, Kim
Natural Resources, The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Urban Indigeneity and Hip Hop Practice in Contemporary North America Abstract
Przybylski, Liz
Musicology, Northwestern University
Diabetes in Native Chicago: An ethnography of identity, community, and care Abstract
Pollak, Margaret E.
Anthropology, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Global Interior: Imagining and Extracting Minerals in the Postwar Expansion of American Capitalism Abstract
Black, Megan A.
American Studies, The George Washington University
Addressing cervical cancer disparities among American Indian women: Implementing an educational module for healthcare providers Abstract
Peltier, Allison EvelyN
Nursing, North Dakota State University
Warfare and the materialization of daily life at the mississippian common field site Abstract
Buchanan, Meghan Elizabeth
Anthropology, Indiana University
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