Biography

 

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Haudenosaunee | Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) | Irish | queer | trans | pronouns: he/him

Twitter: @eliaswnelson 

Email: ewn2@williams.edu

 

Eli Nelson is the Assistant Professor of Native American Studies in the American Studies Program at Williams College. Nelson received his PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2018. His current manuscript, Making Native Science and Technology: Indigenous Epistemologies and Settler Sciences in the United States Empire, looks accross different scientific disciplines and Native nations beginning in the 19th century to investigate how Indigenous actors took up, practiced, and often fundementally altered settler sciences, medical regimes, and technologies that were premised on the inscription of Indigenous bodies, lands, and knowledges as objects of and fodder for settler scientific knowledge production and technological progress. 
Research Interests
Native science; Indigeneity and science; science and nation building; New Deal sciences; traditional ecological knowledge, history of anthropology and archeology; environmental history; Indigenous, postcolonial, feminist and queer theories; Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) history; museum studies Indigenous gender and sexuality; and Indigenous science fiction and futurism.