University to host ethnic studies guest speaker March 26

Daniel R. Wildcat will present “American Indian Worldviews and Intellectual Traditions” at 7 p.m. March 26 in Old Main Chapel at Shippensburg University.

The program, free and open to the public, is this year’s Ethnic Studies Lecture. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Wildcat is director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) in Lawrence, Kan. He is a professor of the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Program at HINU where he has taught for 27 years.

In fall 2013, he served as the Gordon Russell visiting professor at Dartmouth College. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Wildcat received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Kansas and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. In 1992, he received the Heart Peace Award from the Kansas City organization The Future Is Now for his efforts to promote peace and cultural diversity. Wildcat has also written and edited several books.

For more information, contact Dr. Anna Morana at 477-1196.