Professional Interests: 

Native peoples of North America 

Cultural and political revitalization among the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) 

Social and cultural change in contemporary Ireland 

Jerry Reid received the Service Learning Award at SHU's Annual Faculty Reception on
May 7, 2014 for his early adoption of integration of service-learning into a large number
of his classes. 

Degrees and Certifications: Ph.D., Anthropology; University of Massachusetts; September
1987 M.A., Anthropology; University of Massachusetts; May 1981 M.A., Social Science;
University of Chicago; August 1979 B.A., Anthropology; University of Massachusetts; May

Contributions to Books


To Renew Our Fire: Political Activism, Nationalism, and Identity in Three Rotinonhsionni Communities, Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building. (2013)

"Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts...




Kahnawà:ke : Factionalism, Traditionalism, and Nationalism in a Mohawk Community, Anthropology Faculty Publications (2004)

Today Kahnawà:ke ("at the rapids") is a community of approximately seventy-two hundred Mohawks, located on...




Illegal Alien? The Immigration Case of Mohawk Ironworker Paul K. Diabo, Sociology Faculty Publications (2007)

In March of 1927 Paul K. Diabo, a thirty-six-year-old Mohawk ironworker from Kahnawake (Mohawk Nation...



Oneida Indian Nation: Culture and History (Review), Anthropology Faculty Publications (2005)

A review of the website "Oneida Indian Nation: Culture and History."



The Seeds of Prosperity and Discord: The Political Economy of Community Polarization in Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1770-1820, Anthropology Faculty Publications (1993)

Focuses on the process of community polarization in Greenfield, Massachusetts leading to two distinct communities...



Local Merchants and the Regional Economy of the Connecticut River Valley, Sociology Faculty Publications (1989)

This paper focuses on valley/hill town interactions and regional economic processes in the upper Connecticut...



The New Vulnerability Of Higher Education (with John W. Cole), Sociology Faculty Publications (1986)

Shifts in attitudes toward the academy is a product of changes in the American political...



Popular Press


Prof Begins History Project with Irish American Immigrants, Sacred Heart University News Story (2014)

An oral history project has been started with students on the lives of Irish American...



Sociology Course Working With Local Habitat for Humanity Chapter to Survey Homeowners, Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)

This fall, Sacred Heart University’s Department of Sociology is introducing students to another side of...



That's the Spirit-St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Archdiocese of Hartford ORTV (2012)

Book Reviews


Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution (Book Review), Sociology Faculty Publications (2007)

Book review by Gerald Reid.

Glatthaar, Joseph T. and James Kirby Martin. Forgotten Allies: The...



A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972 (Book Review), Anthropology Faculty Publications (2006)

Book review by Gerald F. Reid.

Oberly, James Warren. A Nation of Statesmen: The Political...