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Dr. Philip Carr

Dr. Philip Carr
Dr. Carr is the Chief Calvin McGhee Endowed Professor of Native American Studies and professor of Anthropology. His research interests include archeology, Native peoples of the southeast United States, and museum studies. He is currently working close with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians regarding ancestry and public archaeology. He teaches a range of courses including Native  American Cultures and is planning to offer Southeastern Native Americans: Culture and Cosmology to be co-taught with Mr. Robert Thrower, PBCI Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.

(251) 460-6907
pcarr@southalabama.edu
Dr. Patrick Cesarini Dr. Patrick Cesarini
Dr. Cesarini is an Associate Professor if English and teaches American literature, including Native American literature and literary theory. His work on the colonial writing of Indian-European contact has been published in William and Mary Quarterly and Early American Literature. His current projects and interests include studies of American Civil War poetry, of Herman Melville and the georgic tradition, and of images of Native religion in American culture.
(251) 460-7835
pcesarinin@southalabama.edu
Barbara Filion

Barbara Filion
Ms. Filion is a tribal member of the Innu-Montagnail Nation and the Associate Director of the Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama. Barbara's educational background includes a Masters' degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto, a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with Honors in Archaeology at McGill University in Montreal. Recently she co-authored Jean-Paul's Daring Adventure: Stories from Old Mobile, a graphic novel for kids. She has also co-authored the first Ontario textbooks integrating Native American worldviews and history into high school curriculum. Previously, she worked at the Royal Ontario Museum  in Toronto, Canada's largest museum, for over 12 years, where she was involved in teaching, programming, exhibit development, and media relations.

(251) 460-6106
bfilion@southalabama.edu
Robin Risling-de Jong Robin Risling-de Jong
Ms. Risling-de Jong is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in northern California. She comes from a long line of traditional family members who have served as regalia makers, dance leaders, medicine men/women, traditional educators, tribal chairmen, and tribal leaders on American Indian rights and sovereignty issues. She has given many presentations on her Native American culture, with the latest presentation extending to Germany.
(251) 445-9334
rrisling@southalabama.edu
Gregory Waselkov Gregory A Waselkov
Dr. Waselkov is a Professor of Anthropology. He has published extensively on the Native peoples of eastern North America, including William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians (1995), Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast (2006), and A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814 (2006). He developed the exhibits in the USA Archaeology Museum as well. He is current;y researching cultural revitalization movements in the post-Mississippian Southeast, while teaching courses on New World Archaeology, Archaeological Field Methods, and Museum Methods in Archaeology.
(251) 460-6911
gwaselkov@southalabama.edu