”A Grandmother’s Pedagogy: Learning about Haudenosaunee Student Experiences in Higher Education”
Hugh Burnam, a Public Humanities Fellow of New York (2017-18), has research interests in higher education student experiences, Indigenous education, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) language revitalization, Indigenous knowledges, Tribal Critical Race Theory, and environmental activism. His dissertation explores Haudenosaunee identity and worldview in order to understand ways that Haudenosaunee students define Indigenous masculinity, and ways that gender affects Native student experiences in higher education. His lecture honors Indigenous knowledge, demonstrating ways in which his Grandmother, arguably the best pie maker on the “Rez” and a retired custodian from Syracuse University, showed him how to understand, think about, and write about Haudenosaunee student experiences in higher education.
Thursday, February 7 at 4:30pm
Persson Hall, 27- Auditorium