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Zonnie Gorman awarded the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Workshop

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 - 12:00am

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Zonnie M. Gorman Awarded the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Workshop

Zonnie M. Gorman, a History Ph.D. student at UNM, will participate in the “Archives by Way of Museums: Material Culture and the Writing of Indigenous History” workshop at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., March 8-10. The workshop is directed by Professor Brenda Child from the University of Minnesota. For more than six years, UNM has been a member of the Newberry Consortium of American Indian Studies (NCAIS), which is a program housed in the D’Arcy McNickle Center at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. UNM’s membership in the consortium offers UNM faculty and graduate students opportunities to participate in American Indian Studies seminars, conferences, and summer institutes hosted at the Newberry Library. UNM faculty and students also have access to the Newberry archives, which houses one of the largest collections of manuscripts, books, and maps in American Indian Studies. UNM faculty, including Dr. Jennifer Denetdale, Dr. David Correia, Dr. Cathleen Cahill, and Dr. Kathleen Washburn, have led the NCAIS workshops and summer institutes.

Zonnie Gorman is recognized for her work on the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, the topic of her M.A. thesis.  She has served as a consultant to numerous documentaries, museum exhibitions, and magazine and book authors. She has appeared in and served as consultant to a number of documentaries, including the History Channel documentary, Navajo Code Talkers and the PBS documentary, True Whispers. She is a past board member for the Navajo Studies Conference and belongs to several academic organizations including the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) and the Organization for American Historians (OAH).  More information can be found at www.zonniegorman.com.