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About Christina Gish Hill

My research focuses on Plains Indian culture and history, Indigenous constructions of sovereignty, political negotiations between Indigenous peoples and nation-states and the impact of kin relationships on this process, social organization, gender, identity, and representation. I am also interested in Indigenous knowledge of plant breeding, particularly corn, the impact of this knowledge of Western breeding practices, as well as current struggles for food sovereignty and Native efforts to return to pre-colonial practices of subsistence.


Present Faculty Member, Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, Iowa State University
Present Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies and Anthropology Programs, Iowa State University, Iowa State University Department of World Languages and Cultures

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2232 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011-2103
Phone: 515-294-0101