Intersections: The Pokagon Potawatomi and The University of Notre Dame


Location: 119 DeBartolo Hall (View on

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Join the Department of American Studies for a lecture by John N. Low.

John is an enrolled citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and an associate professor in comparative studies at Ohio State University – Newark, where he also directs the Newark Earthworks Center.  He received his Ph.D. in American Culture, a graduate certificate in Museum Studies, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. He earned a B.A. from Michigan State University, a second B.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota, and an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

His research interests and courses include American Indian histories, literatures, and cultures; Native identities; American Indian religions; Indigenous canoe cultures around the world; Urban American Indians; museums, material culture and representation; memory studies; American Indian law and treaty rights; Indigenous cross-cultural connections; critical landscape studies; and Native environmental perspectives and practices.