March Madness at NEH: Villanova University

Throughout the rest of March, we will have a special series of blog posts following the NCAA Division I College Basketball tournament, highlighting grantees at institutions represented in the tournament.

Professor Paul Rosier, Chair of the Villanova University Department of History, recently published Serving their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century, an examination of the salient international and domestic issues impacting Native Americans as they fought for their place in U.S. society. The award-winning book traces how—during the Cold War—Native Americans drew from the ideals of self-determination and freedom in order to preserve their reservations. Rosier’s work goes on to emphasize the profound legacy that Red Power activists had on America, as Native Americans began to press for greater integration into American society.

Professor Rosier initiated this endeavor with the help of a Summer Stipend awarded by the NEH Division of Research Programs. Summer Stipends are designed to support individual scholars in their quest to publish and disseminate advanced research that is of value to the humanities community. These scholarly works can include books, digital materials, articles, archaeological reports and translations.