Dr. Laurie Arnold, associate professor and director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University, was named an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2019 Fellow.
Her research project will focus on the comparison of influential Native American female writers including Sarah Winnemucca, Christine Quintasket and Gertrude Bonnin to investigate cultural activism. There were 81 ACLS Fellows selected from over 1,100 applicants.
Arnold was also invited to be the 2019-2020 Frederick W. Beinecke Senior Research Fellow by Yale University, becoming the first Native American scholar to earn the fellowship.
“I’m most excited about reading and learning more, researching deeply, reading the primary documents that these early 20th century women wrote and then reading the plays that Native women are writing today,” Arnold said. “This provides the opportunity to look inside Native communities through these women’s voices.”