Consistent with the Harvard University Charter of 1650 calling for the "education of English and Indian youth," HUNAP has developed partnerships with established faculties at Harvard to build viable programs of research, teaching, and outreach on issues affecting the lives of Indigenous peoples.


Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Director of Social Sciences at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

David Carrasco

Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
Professor Gone

Joseph Gone

Faculty Director of HUNAP
Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine
Joseph Kalt

Joseph Kalt

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Professor KInew

Shawon Kinew

Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture
Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute
Matt Liebmann

Matt Liebmann

Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology
Professor Miles

Tiya Miles

Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Featured HUNAP Faculty Courses

Tribal Sovereignty Reading Group





(Open to 1L HLS students only) 
Professor Joseph William Singer 
Tentative Meeting Dates: Meeting time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
Dates: Tue Sept 15, Tue Sept 29, Wed Oct 14, Tue Oct 27 

There are currently 574 federally-recognized Indian nations within the territorial boundaries of the United States. The U.S. has...

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ANTHRO 2859: Colonial Encounters, Postcolonial Disorders





Joseph Gone and Byron Good 
Time(s): Tuesdays, TBD

This course will engage three major themes. First, it will review issues related to the complex relationships between anthropology and colonialism(s) and their after lives in the postcolonial settings in which anthropologists work. While it is not a course focused narrowly on anthropology and...

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GENED 1105: Can We Know Our Past?





Matt Liebmann 
Monday/Wednesday 10:00 AM 

What happened in the past? How do you know? Even though today we take great pains to document every major event that occurs, more than 99% of human history is not written down. How, then, can we determine with any certainty what people did, let alone thought about, hundreds, thousands, and even millions of...

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Nation Building Course

As part of this mission, HUNAP funded the Nation Building II graduate course offered through the Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the last several years, more than 80 Nation Building II Projects have been performed on behalf of tribes and tribal organizations.

Course Information & Past Projects