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Stephen Cornell

About Stephen Cornell

Stephen Cornell joined the university's faculty in 1998. Dr. Cornell is Professor of Sociology and of Public Administration and Policy as well as an affiliate faculty member in AIS. He also serves as Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the U of A. Before coming to Arizona, Dr. Cornell taught at the University of California, San Diego, and at Harvard University where, in the mid-1980s, he co-founded the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. He continues to co-direct the Harvard Project today. Dr. Cornell has written extensively on tribal government and economic development, Indian political activism, and ethnic and racial identity. He is the author of The Return of the Native: American Indian Political Resurgence, co-author (with Douglas Hartmann) of Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World, and co-editor (with Joseph P. Kalt) of What Can Tribes Do? Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development. He spends much of his time working with indigenous nations in the U.S. and Canada as well as Australia and New Zealand on governance, development, and related issues.

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Stephen Cornell
Telephone: (520) 626-4393
Fax: (520) 884-4702
Office: Udall Center


Ph.D., 1980, University of Chicago

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