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Louellyn White

Assistant Professor

Department: School of Community and Public Affairs

Faculty: Arts and Science

Louellyn White
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2584


Indigenous Studies

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Dr. Louellyn White is Mohawk from Akwesasne and grew up in the Mohawk Valley of central New York. She completed a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona where she focused on Indigenous education and language revitalization. She received her BA in Psychology from SUNY-Utica and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dr. White was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois.

Her book "Free to be Mohawk: Indigenous education at the Akwesasne Freedom School", was published in 2015 with the University of Oklahoma Press. Her chapter on "White Power: Performing Assimilation.

Lincoln Institute and Carlisle Indian School" will be published with the University of Nebraska Press in Fall 2016. As a direct descendant of previous Carlisle students, Dr. White serves as the founder and spokesperson for the Carlisle Indian School Farmhouse Coalition and is actively involved in the preservation of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School Farmhouse and the development of a Heritage Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Her research and teaching interests include: Indigenous identity formation and cultural resurgence; boarding/residential school experiences and historical roots of contemporary ideologies toward culture and language; Indigenous language and cultural immersion influences on academic performance; community participatory research.

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