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Associate Professor of Anthropology
Chair, Department of Religious Studies & Anthropology
Swart 317A

Research Interests: Social and Cultural Sustainability, Ethnography, Native American Studies, Gender, Aging, Art and Performance, Anthropology of Space and Place, Urban Landscapes, Vernacular Architecture, Public Memory, Ethnohistory

Dr. de Montigny is a Cultural Anthropologist who has conducted both ethnographic and ethnohistorical research concerning Native American peoples of the Southeastern U.S. and the Fox Valley of Wisconsin. She has worked with the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas for over 25 years. Her current collaborative project documents the stories of Alabama-Coushatta women who, by serving as Tribal Princess, developed self-esteem and learned skills that helped them become successful adults. Dr. de Montigny’s other research interests include the history of the urban landscape and vernacular architecture of Oshkosh and cross-cultural experiences of aging.