Thesis Abstracts

IPJ hosts a regularly updated data base of American Indian related Ph.D. from 2006 the present. The dissertation coverage includes all languages and is international in scope as far as Dissertation Abstracts covers. This includes most European universities, South African universities, and a few in the Far East. They do not cover all the universities in the world, but do a pretty good job covering first world universities. There is no coverage of Latin American universities' dissertations. The data base is updated in each Winter and Summer issue of IPJ, and sometimes between issues. Since ProQuest, the proviser of the lists of dissertations from which Jonathan and Jay find Indigenous dissertations, no longer goes by months/years there will be titles from various years added in the updates.
The majority of this list has been compiled by:
Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D., History of Medicine Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh (
and Jay Toth, M.A., Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Freedonia (

You may also submit your own dissertation using the link below, and it will be included once we have verified it.

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Everything you wanted to know about American Indian Studies, but were afraid to ask: Assessing Indian Studies as an academic discipline Abstract
Harrison, Spintz Stiles
American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
Alcohol and illicit drug use problems in American Indian youth: Multiple, interactive and joint determinants, and their implications Abstract
Yu, ManSoo
School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Stories about cancer from the Woodland Cree of Northern Saskatchewan Abstract
Roberts, Rose Alene
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan
The relationship between early literacy assessment and first-grade reading achievement for Native American students Abstract
Coats-Kitsopoulos, Gloria Jean
Educational Administration, University of South Dakota
Cipenuk Red Hope: Weaving Policy Toward Decolonization & Beyond Abstract
Sockbeson, Rebecca Cardinal
Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta (Canada)
American Indian Water Rights in Arizona: From Conflict to Settlement, 1950--2004 Abstract
Killoren, Daniel
History, Arizona State University
Landscapes of School Choice, Past and Present: A Qualitative Study of Navajo Parent School Placement Decisions Abstract
Lansing, Danielle R.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Arizona State University
The lived experiences of participants in the Euchee/Yuchi Language Project: A phenomenological study of language preservation Abstract
Park, Jessica E.
Workforce Development Education, University of Arkansas
Intimate obscurity: American Indian women in Arizona households and histories, 1854--1935 Abstract
Jagodinsky, Katrina
History, University of Arizona
Art Education in American Indian Boarding Schools: Tool of Assimilation, Tool of Resistance Abstract
Lentis, Marinella
American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
Exploring authenticity in American Indian art at the First Americans Festival Abstract
Delgado-Simmons, Rachel
Anthropology, George Mason University
A re-conceptualization of the Fourche Maline culture: The Woodland Period as a transition in eastern Oklahoma Abstract
Leith, Luther J.
Anthropology, University of Oklahoma
Mathematical views within a Lakota community: Towards a mathematics for tribal self-determination Abstract
Sanders, David W.
Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
Vecinos en la Frontera: Interaction, adaptation, and identity at San Miguel del Vado, New Mexico Abstract
Jenks, Kelly Lee
Anthropology, University of Arizona
Caribou Hunting at Ice Patches: Seasonal Mobility and Long-term Land-Use in the Southwest Yukon Abstract
Bowyer, Vandy E.
Anthropology, University of Alberta (Canada)
The Shared Cultural Knowledge and Beliefs about Cancer in the Yavapai-Apache Community Abstract
Claus, Cynthia
Anthropology, Arizona State University
Confronting convention: Discourse and innovation in contemporary Native American women's theatre Abstract
Noell, Tiffany
Theatre, Arizona State University
Continuity and change in the organization of Mandan craft production, 1400-1750 Abstract
Mitchell, Mark David
Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder
The therapeutic use of spirituality and traditional cultural values: Implications for counselors Abstract
Morris, Tanaya Moon
Counselor Education, University of Wyoming
Epiclassic and Early Postclassic Interaction in Central Mexico As Evidenced by Decorated Pottery Abstract
Crider, Destiny Lynn
Anthropology, Arizona State University
Language warriors; Leaders in the Ojibwe language revitalization movement Abstract
Gresczyk, Richard, Sr. A.
Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota
Geronimo Escapes: Envisioning Indianness in Modern America Abstract
Shupe, Kevin D.
History and Art History, George Mason University
Vfvstetv (to serve): An intrinsic analysis of Muscogee playwright Elaine Anderson's playscripts Abstract
Petete, Timothy Aleck
English, University of Oklahoma
A contemporary socio-cultural exploration of health and healing: Perspectives from members of the Oneida Nation of the Thames (Onyota'a:ka) Abstract
Beaudin, Paul G.
Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Transition: The journey from tribal colleges to four-year institutions Abstract
Gravdahl, Jeanette R.
Educational Leadership, University of North Dakota
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