Welcome!

Photograph by Allie Mullin

My name is Meredith McCoy and I am an Assistant Professor in American Studies and History at Carleton College, where I teach classes about Indigenous activism, Indian Education, and Indigenous research methods. I have previously worked as a public school teacher, a Policy Assistant at the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, and an instructor at Turtle Mountain Community College and Freedom University.

My research examines how Indigenous families, educators, and community leaders have long repurposed tools of settler violence into tools for Indigenous life. I am currently on sabbatical finishing my first book (under advance contract with the University of Nebraska Press) and laying the foundation for the research for my second book. For information about my research, please see Google scholar, my profile with the Tribal Nations Research Group, or my faculty page. Miigwetch!