Alice Nash, Ph.D., Director

Alice Nash

Director Alice Nash is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the UMass Certificate Program in Native American & Indigenous Studies. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Indian Law Alliance. She is a co-editor with Josef Raab and Stefan Rinke of Rethinking the Americas: Historical Foundations to 1900, volume 1 of a 5-volume reference work:  the Inter-American Key Topics Series Rethinking the Americas, edited by the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University in Germany (Ashgate Publishing, 2017).  She has published numerous articles on northeastern Native American history including three in French translation in the leading Quebec journal Recherches amérindiennes au Québec. With Christoph Strobel, she co-authored Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth Century America (Greenwood, 2006). In 2003-2004 she held the first Fulbright-Université de Montréal Distinguished Chair, during which time she taught a course on the Deerfield Raid of 1704 to Canadian students and brought them to Deerfield for the Tercentenary of the Raid on February 29, 2004. She has worked with K-12 teachers since her arrival at UMass Amherst in 1999, including as co-director with Neal Salisbury of the 2013 NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers, Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview.