Category Archives: Birgit Rasmussen

January 25, 2009, 4:32 pm

Newsflash: Ned Blackhawk to Join Yale Faculty

This latest in from our friends on the Native Studies Listserve:

On January 23 the chairs of the Department of History and the American Studies Program at Yale University circulated email announcements stating that Yale successfully concluded negotiations with Ned Blackhawk and Birgit Rasmussen. Blackhawk, a leading scholar of American Indian history whose first book Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West garnered awards from the Organization of American Historians, the Western History Association, the AmericanSociety for Ethnohistory, the American Studies Association, and the Western History Association, will join the Department of History as Professor of Native American History. Birgit Rasmussen, as scholar of early American literature, will join the American Studies Program as Assistant Professor. (Hat Tip.)

Birgit Rasmussen’s work I know less well, but…

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