Gerald Reid, Ph.D.

Gerald Reid, Ph.D.

Professor , Sociology

Professional Interests

  • Native peoples of North America
  • Cultural and political revitalization among the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
  • Social and cultural change in contemporary Ireland

Degrees and Certifications

    Ph.D., Anthropology; University of Massachusetts; September 1987
    M.A., Anthropology; University of Massachusetts; May 1981
    M.A., Social Science; University of Chicago; August 1979
    B.A., Anthropology; University of Massachusetts; May 1976

Publications and Presentations

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    “To Renew Our Fire’: Political Activism, Nationalism, and Identity

    In Three Rotinonhsionni Communities” in Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building edited by Brian Hosmer and Larry Nesper (Albany: State University of New York Press).

    2007    “Illegal Alien?  The Immigration Case of Mohawk Ironworker Paul K. Diabo,” American Philosophical Society Proceedings, Volume 151, No. 1 (March), 2007.

    2004    Kahnawake: Factions, Tradition, and Nationalism in a Mohawk Community (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press).

    1999    “’Une Malaise qui est Encore Présent:’ Les Origines du Traditionalisme et de la Division chez les Kanien’kehaka de Kahnawake au XX Seicle,” Recherches Ameridiennes au Quebec, 29(2): 37-49. 

    1993    “The Seeds of Prosperity and Discord: The Political Economy of Community Polarization in Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1770-1820,”Journal of Social History (Winter)

    1993    “Gegenwartige Tendenzen in der Amerikanischen Kulturanthropologie” (Current Developments in American Cultural Anthropology), written with John W. Cole and Robert Paynter, Osterreichische Zeitschrift fur Volkskunde (Austrian Journal of Ethnology) XLVII (96): 27-43.

    1991    “Cherokee”, “Chipewyan”, “Fox”, “Iroquois”, “Jicarilla”, “Mohave”, “Montagnais”, “Ojibwa”, “Pawnee”, and “Yokuts”, Encyclopedia of World      Cultures, North America Volume.  New York: G.K. Hall.

    1989    “Local Merchants and the Regional Economy of the Connecticut River Valley,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts 17(1): 1-16.

    1986    “The New Vulnerability of Higher Education” (written with John W. Cole), Thought and Action 2(1): 29-40.

    1981    Mohawk Territory: A Cultural Geography.  Kahnawake, Quebec: Kahnawake Survival School.


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