Dr. Louellyn White
Assistant Professor, First Peoples Studies, School of Community and Public Affairs
tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2584
I am Mohawk (Akwesasne) and mixed European and grew up in the Mohawk Valley of central New York. I completed a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona where I focused on Indigenous education and language revitalization. I received my BA in Psychology from SUNY-Utica and my MA in Counseling Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I have publications in the Encyclopedia of American Indian History and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. My manuscript "Free to be Kanienkeha'ka: A case study of educational self-determination at the Akwesasne Freedom School," is currently under review for book publication with the University of Oklahoma Press.
Additional 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.