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Meredith McCoy

Assistant Professor of American Studies and History, American Studies

Education & Professional History

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, PhD; Lipscomb University, MEd

At Carleton since 2019.

Highlights & Recent Activity

McCoy, Meredith L., Roopika Risam, and Jennifer Guiliano. “The Future of Land-Grab Universities.” Native American and Indigenous Studies 8, no. 1 (2021).

McCoy, Meredith L., Leilani Sabzalian, and Tommy Ender. “Alternative Strategies for Family History Projects: Rethinking Practice in Light of Indigenous Perspectives.” The History Teacher 54, no. 3 (2021).

McCoy, Meredith L., and Villeneuve, Matthew. “Reconceiving Schooling: Centering Indigenous Experimentation in Indian Education History.” History of Education Quarterly 60, no. 4 (2020).

McCoy, Meredith L., Emma Elliott-Groves, Leilani Sabzalian, and Megan Bang. “Restoring Indigenous Systems of Relationality.” Testimony. Center for Humans and Nature, October 7, 2020.

Jeffries, Hasan K., and Meredith L. McCoy. “Teaching Hard History Podcast, Season 2.” Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, 2019.

Shuster, Kate, Renee Gokey, Bethany Jay, Hasan K. Jeffries, Cynthia Lynn Lyerly, Meredith L. McCoy, Sarah B. Shear, and Christina Snyder. Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery — Grades 6-12. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.

Shuster, Kate, Hasan K. Jeffries, Meredith L. McCoy, Margaret Newell, Sarah B. Shear, Christina Snyder, and Ebony E. Thomas. Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery — Grades K-5. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.

Shelton, Brett Lee, Michael Johnson, Danielle R. Gartner, Meredith L. McCoy, and Rachel E. Wilbur. “Trigger Points: Current State of Research on History, Impacts, and Healing Related to the United States’ Indian Industrial/Boarding School Policy.” Boulder: Native American Rights Fund, 2019.

RedCorn, Alex, Meredith L. McCoy, and Hollie J. Mackey. “Indian Country: An Introduction to Financial and Bureaucratic Considerations.” In Funding P-12 Schools in the 50 States and Indian Country, edited by David C. Thompson, R. C. Wood, S. Neuenswander, J. M. Heim, and R. D. Watson. Gainsville, Florida: National Education Finance Academy, 2019.

McCoy, Meredith L. & Turtle Island Social Studies Collective. “Beyond Pocahontas: Learning from Indigenous Women Changemakers.” Social Studies and the Young Learner 31, no. 3 (2019): 7–13.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Tribal Nations Research Group

American Studies Association

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

National Council for the Social Studies

American Educational Research Association

National Indian Education Association

Organization of American Historians

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    HIST 116: Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present
    HIST 203: American Indian Education
  • Winter 2022
    AMST 244: Approaches to Indigenous Studies
    AMST 345: Theory and Practice of American Studies
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