Devon Abbott Mihesuah

Cora Lee Beers Price Teaching Professor in International Cultural Understanding
Primary office:
785-864-1838
203-A, Bailey

Devon Mihesuah is the Cora Lee Beers Price Teaching Professor in International Cultural Understanding. She holds a Ph.D. in American History from Texas Christian University.  Her career has been devoted to the empowerment and well-being of indigenous peoples. She served as Editor of the American Indian Quarterly for nine years.  Her research, writing and speaking focuses on decolonization strategies and is one of the few  indigenous writers who successfully writes non-fiction and fiction.  She regularly speaks nationally and internationally about issues pertaining to empowerment of indigenous peoples; her works are cited and reprinted in hundreds of publications and her books and essays are used in classrooms across the world.


Mid-America Humanities Conference
Conference flyer (PDF)

The Sixth Annual Mid-America Conference in Interdisciplinary Studies

March 26-27, 2015
at the University of Kansas

*More information to follow

More information

Have you checked out HWC professor Devon Mihesuah's website: American Indian Health and Diet Project?
American Indian Health
The goals are to bring to light the health problems faced by indigenous peoples, to understand how we came to our unhealthy situations and what we can do about them.



Humanities and Western Civilization Program Awards

The Humanities and Western Civilization Program has received the inaugural Christopher H. Haufler Award for KU Core Innovation.  HWC has been recognized for the redesign of its curriculum to meet the educational aims of the Core, and receives $5,000 to enhance its Core courses.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times