Competition: US & Canada
Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Ph.D. (Chickasaw) is an award-winning scholar, curator, and professor of Native American studies. Currently a professor of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, she has accepted the John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professorship in Native Southern Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2024).
She led the Chickasaw Nation’s Division of History and Culture (2007-2012) and oversaw the launch of the Chickasaw Cultural Center and the Chickasaw Press. Honors include the Chickasaw Nation’s Dynamic Woman Award (2018) and Hall of Fame (2023). She received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2023), a Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship (2021-2022), and the American Book Award (2002) for Listening to Our Grandmothers’ Stories. She has published numerous chapters and articles and served as editor of American Indian Quarterly for nine years.
She serves on the Board of the Harvard Honoring Nations project. She served on the Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and as founding President of The Auntie Project, Native Women of Service, a nonprofit. Her current project, Bright, Golden Haze: Oklahoma/Indian Identity in Myth and Memory, places Oklahoma history and mythology and the contested cultural erasure of Native Americans at the center of the American story.