Jennifer Shannon

Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer Scholar

2011

An Ethnography of “Our Lives”: Collaboration, Native Voice, and the Making of the National Museum of the American Indian

Jennifer ShannonJennifer Shannon2011 Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer ScholarJennifer Shannon2011 Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer Scholar

During her tenure at SAR, Dr. Shannon will seek feedback on, and complete final revisions of, a book manuscript titled An Ethnography of “Our Lives”: Collaboration, Native Voice, and the Making of the National Museum of the American Indian. This account is based on two years of multi-sited dissertation fieldwork from 2004 to 2006 and employment with the National Museum of the American Indian from 1999 to 2002. The bulk of editing has been completed and a draft circulated among key participants in Dr. Shannon’s research. During the fellowship, Dr. Shannon will incorporate changes based on their feedback as well as add new literature and write a final section on decolonizing the museum.

Affiliation at time of award:
Assistant Professor and Curator, Department of Anthropology and Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder


Sponsored by Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation

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