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Alice Nash


Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director

Office: Herter 638
Telephone: (413) 545-6761
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Degree: Ph.D., Columbia (1997).
Fields of interest: Native American history, Indigenous Studies, Early American History.

Courses Offered:

Indigenous Peoples in Museums and Archives (Spring 2013)

Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations
Researching Early New England and New France
Theory and Method in Native American History

History 170 -- Indigenous Peoples of North America

History 200 -- New Approaches to History: Deerfield 1704

History 361 -- American Revolutionary Era

History 393A -- Native American Activism in the Northeast

History 393F -- Salem 1692
History 393I --Indigenous Women

Research Interests and Professional Activities

Alice Nash is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the UMass Certificate Program in Native American & Indigenous Studies. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Indian Law Alliance. She is a co-editor with Josef Raab and Stefan Rinke ofRethinking the Americas: Historical Foundations to 1900, volume 1 of a 5-volume reference work: the Inter-American Key Topics SeriesRethinking the Americas, edited by the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University in Germany (Ashgate Publishing, 2017). She has published numerous articles on northeastern Native American history including three in French translation in the leading Quebec journalRecherches amérindiennes au Québec. With Christoph Strobel, she co-authoredDaily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth Century America(Greenwood, 2006). In 2003-2004 she held the first Fulbright-Université de Montréal Distinguished Chair, during which time she taught a course on the Deerfield Raid of 1704 to Canadian students and brought them to Deerfield for the Tercentenary of the Raid on February 29, 2004. She has worked with K-12 teachers since her arrival at UMass Amherst in 1999, including as co-director with Neal Salisbury of the 2013 NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers,Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview.