Netherlands American Studies Association


Nancy Mykoff

Assistant Professor of American Studies and History

Nancy Mykoff is Assistant Professor of American Studies and History at Utrecht University’s University College Roosevelt in the Netherlands. She received her PhD in American History from New York University, where she studied ethnicity, Native American studies, and the histories of women and childhood. She currently teaches and supervises theses in American and Native American Histories, Media, Gender Studies, and Race. Recent research, courses, and presentations center life narratives within transnational perspectives; the significance of storytelling; Native American histories and activism; the stigmatization of queer people due to the rise of right-winged conservatism, and the significance of reflection as a learning tool. Her conviction that cross-cultural teaching and learning, and international community engaged learning (ICEL), develop the knowledge and empathy essential for fueling change informs the crafting of courses including Presence of the Past in Native America: The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and ‘Stolen Lives:’ The Indian Boarding School. Whereas the former forges alliances with Lakota initiatives, the latter empowers Indigenous Survivors through physical and virtual exhibits with local and global reach.