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Shannon, Jen Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Jen Shannon is Curator & Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology. Principles that guide her research include reciprocity and relevance, and a commitment to facilitating and disseminating more diverse and inclusive understandings of history and contemporary lives, particularly through collaboration with indigenous peoples. Her research includes connecting Native Nations to museum collections through repatriation consultations, co-directed research projects and exhibits, digitizing tangible and intangible heritage, the development of online access to collections, and oral history projects. She has worked with diverse indigenous peoples, from Chicago to Nunavut to Taiwan; most recently with the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation. She is a consultant to the National Museum of the American Indian, a co-host of SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human, and author of Our Lives: Collaboration, Native Voice, and the Making of the National Museum of the American Indian (SAR Press, 2014).

keywords

  • Collaborative Anthropology, Public Anthropology, Anthropology of Museums, Critical Museology, Indigenous Rights and Representation, Contemporary Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism, Anthropology of Media and Cultural Production, Ethics and Collaborative Methodologies, NAGPRA and Repatriation, Collaborative Collections Research and Exhibit Making, Digital Cultural Heritage, Video and Podcasting, Ethnohistory, Native North America and Caribbean

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • MUSM 6950 Master's Thesis in Museum and Field Studies (Spring 2019)
  • MUSM 6960 Master's Project or Paper in Museum and Field Studies (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7300 Seminar: Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • MUSM 6950 Master's Thesis in Museum and Field Studies (Fall 2018)
  • MUSM 6960 Master's Project or Paper in Museum and Field Studies (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • MUSM 6110 Advanced Seminar in Museum Issues (Spring 2018)
  • MUSM 6950 Master's Thesis in Museum and Field Studies (Spring 2018)
  • MUSM 6960 Master's Project or Paper in Museum and Field Studies (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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