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Welcome to American Indian Studies

AIS is a Graduate InterDisciplinary Program at the University of Arizona offering a Ph.D., M.A., J.D./M.A., and Graduate Certificates in Higher Education, Natural Resources Administration & Management, and Native Nation Building.  The Undergraduate Program is part of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and offers a Major (B.A.) and Minor in AIS.


UA scientist and AIS affiliated faculty, Dr. Karletta Chief has been featured on a Public Radio International Science Friday segment in an interview with Ira Flatow. She was also featured in the “Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science” series. In the video, Chief discusses her work on the... read more
Kiera Ladner, a Fulbright scholar from Canada, has brought her international and interdisciplinary experience in indigenous politics to the Department of American Indian Studies as it marks the 35th anniversary of its groundbreaking graduate program.  


Native Trade Conference 3/23 & 3/24

Rekindling the Seventh Fire-Dr. Cajete 2/21

Graduate Certificate Application Deadline: 4/15/18

Deadline for Graduate Certificate Programs 4/15/18
To apply, log on to: All application... read more

Call for Papers ResilienceCon 2018

Student travel awards available! Deadline to submit: 2/9/18

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American Indian Studies
University of Arizona
218 Harvill Building, 
1103 East 2nd Street, 
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0076

Harvill Room 218
PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0076

Phone: (520) 621-7108
FAX: (520) 621-7952


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