Netherlands American Studies Association

NASA (virtual) Roundtable with Nancy Mykoff

MONDAY, MARCH 27TH, 4:00-5:00 PM

Our first NASA Roundtable will feature Nancy Mykoff (University College Roosevelt) discussing her current collaboration with members, artists, leaders and institutions of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and Indian Country.

This is a dynamic and multi-faceted project that bridges vast distances: geographic, racial, cultural, socio-economic and historical. 

The project includes historical and contemporary research; hybrid course collaborations with university instructors and students on the reservation; an immersive student field trip; and extended personal and community engagement. 

Central to the project are challenging academic, ethical and methodological questions:

  • How can relations of knowledge and trust be developed when researching the past and present of Indians as a White and/or international scholar or student?
  • How can different sources be engaged: scholarly and lived; textual and oral; historical and contemporary?
  • What kinds of knowledge do these produce? And how do these respond to issues of authority, authenticity, power and justice?
  • What is the role of storytelling, time, gifting and gratitude?
  • And what is the impact of death?

NASA members are warmly encouraged to also welcome their students to this roundtable. It is open to any and all who are interested in attending.

The zoom session will open at 15.30 hrs. At 15.45 the hosts will begin admitting attendees.

If you are interested in attending the Roundtable, please register by sending an email to You will then receive a zoom link.

The next roundtable will take place on April 19th, 4:00-5:00 pm, with Damian Pargas on “Racial Democracy.”