American Indian Studies GIDP

American Indian Studies bylaws

American Indian Studies Affiliated Departments

American Indian Studies Affiliated Faculty

Keith James, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Mark  L.M. Blair, Program Coordinator, Sr.

Anna Tso, Business Manager

The University of Arizona
Harvill Building, Rm. 218
P. O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076
Tel: 520-621-7108
Fax: 520-621-7952

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in American Indian Studies (AISP) at The University of Arizona seeks to develop, through research and scholarship, a wider scope of understanding of indigenous peoples of the Americas - their languages, culture, traditions, and sovereignty. AISP maintains vigorous and productive scholarly activities and fosters close and extensive interactions with American Indian nations and communities locally, state-wide, and nationally. The Program provides an opportunity for students and scholars to explore contemporary issues on Indian reservations, focusing on Indian issues from holistic points of view. AISP has strong ties with community outreach programs and promotes Indian self-determination as defined by Indian nations, tribes, and communities. The Program is responsible for providing graduate education, with shared emphasis in the areas of American Indian Law and Policy, Literatures, Societies and Cultures, and American Indian Education.

The University of Arizona is the first educational institution in the country to offer doctorate and master's degrees in American Indian Studies. AIS is one of only four programs in the U.S. which offer a Doctor of Philosophy in American Indian Studies. A Master of Arts in American Indian Studies/Juris Doctorate, a joint degree, is also available and is the first program of its kind.