David A. Chang

College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Indigenous People, Global Visions: Transforming Understandings of Nations and Empires through Indigenous History

Section A, Location 14

David A. Chang has moved the fields of American history and global history dramatically forward, revealing the complexity of Native people’s intellectual engagements with global currents, and demonstrating how indigenous people’s relations with colonizers shaped the development of the United States’ boundaries, economy, and identity. Over the course of two award-winning books and over a dozen articles in leading journals, he has expanded the field and range of Indigenous studies by pushing beyond disciplinary boundaries.