Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor
Greg Dowd is a past chair of the Department of American Culture (AC) and a past director of the AC Native American Studies program. He has published several books and many articles on essays on the history of Eastern North America from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. His scholarly interests include the study of rumor, religion, law, and those other places where ideas and popular action meet. He has taught history at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Connecticut, and the University of the Witwatersrand (in Johannesburg, South Africa). He has held fellowships at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, the Newberry Library (Chicago), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. He wrote an expert witness report and gave professional testimony in deposition for tribes in a treaty-rights case in Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in History at Princeton University (1986) and his B.A. in History at the University of Connecticut (1978).
- Early American History
- Native American Studies
- British Settler Colonies and Indigenous Peoples, 1750-1825
Faculty: Department of American Culture (AC), Native American Studies (NAS)
Faculty: Department of History