Christina Hill

Assistant Professor [WLC]
Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:2232 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd
Ames IA
50011-2103
Phone:515-294-0101
Website:http://language.iastate.edu/portfolio_page/hill-christina-gish/

My research focuses on Plains Indian culture and history, Indigenous constructions of sovereignty, political negotiations between Indigenous peoples and nation-states and the impact of kin relationships on this process, social organization, gender, identity, and representation. I am also interested in Indigenous knowledge of plant breeding, particularly corn, the impact of this knowledge of Western breeding practices, as well as current struggles for food sovereignty and Native efforts to return to pre-colonial practices of subsistence.