The CLAS convened a group of CLAS faculty affiliates with interests and research on indigenous studies to discuss a draft of a proposal for a cluster hire in Hemispheric Indigenous Studies. The committee included colleagues from other fields including American Studies. The proposal calls for the hiring of five specialists across different departments. It has been submitted to SAS Deans for consideration as part of the Rutgers Institute for Global Racial Justice.
The proposal also called for the creation of a Working Group on Indigenous Studies that bridges North, South and Central America. This effort will be led by CLAS Affiliate Camilla Townsend (History Department--SAS) and will begin during the 2022 Spring Semester. For more information and to participate in the Working Group please write to