Hollie Kulago joins Ithaca College in the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies
Hollie Kulago will be joining Ithaca College for the 2010-2011 academic year as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Native American Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Hollie is a Ph.D. candidate from Purdue University in Curriculum Studies. She grew up on the Diné (Navajo) Nation and received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her dissertation asks "How do Diné youth define community and how can we use that information to create effective school and community partnerships to promote their academic success?" While at Purdue, Hollie taught Multicultural Education and Exploring Teaching as a Career and she worked on the Tecumseh Project, a university wide initiative for the recruitment and retention of Native students, staff and faculty that also successfully established Purdue's first Native American Education and Cultural Center (NAECC). Her publications include the co-authored chapter "Promise and Perils of Study Abroad: White Privilege Revival" in Growing a Soul for Social Change: Building the Knowledge Base for Social Justice edited by T. Huber Warring (2008) and "Reading Harry Potter Through Native Eyes" in E.E. Heilman's (Ed.) Harry Potter's World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives (2003). While at Ithaca College Hollie will be bridging three primary academic areas, Native American Studies, Anthropology and Education. In Fall 2010 Hollie will be teaching Learning Across Cultures, cross-listed between Anthropology and Education (ANTH and EDUC 19000: Selected Topics -- Learning Across Cultures). She will also participate in the planning of Native American Celebration Month and other campus activities.