Professor • American West, American Indian/Alaska Native, Celtic World
office: Mesa Vista 2100
office phone: (505) 277-5245
Professor Connell-Szasz teaches courses on American Indians/Alaska Natives; Celtic History (Scotland, Ireland, and Wales); comparative ethnohistory; and U.S. History. Connell-Szasz has taught at the University of Exeter in England and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and has lectured widely in Scotland and England. She has also spent several summers at the University of Aberdeen teaching UNM students through the UNM Summer School Abroad program. She has been named as an endowed lecturer at UNM as well. She is currently completing her next book entitled: “Scottish Highlander and Native American Encounters with Eighteenth-Century Schoolmasters.” She has also finalized an agreement with the University of Nebraska Press to begin a new series on Indigenous Education, which will include three other editors, and serves on the editorial board for Montana, The Magazine of Western History and the Journal of American Indian Education.
B.A. in Advanced Writing, University of Washington
M.A. in History, University of Washington
Ph.D. in History, University of New Mexico, 1972
American Indian/Alaskan Native; Celtic history from the eighteenth century to present
Education and the American Indian, The Road to Self-Determination Since 1928 (1999)
Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Brokers (2001)
Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607-1783 (1988)
Western History Association “American Indian History Appreciation Award,” 2000
Fellowship at the D’Arcy McNickle Center and Navajo Tribal College (Diné College) 1994-95
UNM Regents Lecturer, 1990-1993
Vivian A. Paladin Writing Award, 1989
US History to 1877; US History since 1877; American West; 20th Century Indians; Comparative Ethno-History; Native American History 1040-2000; Celtic/Native American History post 1700; Native American History 1850-1940; Native American History 1940-present; American Indian History pre Civil War; American Indian History post Civil War; Native American History to 1850.