Margaret Connell-Szasz

Professor
Regents' Professor in Arts and Sciences

Photo: Margaret Connell-Szasz

Email: conszasz@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-5245
Office: Mesa Vista 2100

Education:

B.A. in Advanced Writing, University of Washington
M.A. in History, University of Washington
Ph.D. in History, University of New Mexico, 1972

Research Interests:

American Indian/Alaskan Native/ Native Hawaiian, Celtic History post 1700, Comparative Indigenous History

Research Statement:

Professor Connell-Szasz continues to research and write in the field of American Indian Education, and Comparative Indigenous Education and History.  Her current writing projects fall into this rubric.

Profile:

President of the Western History Association and Regents Professor of History, Margaret Connell-Szasz is a student of American Indian/ Alaska Native/ Native Hawaiian history, Modern Native American/Celtic history, Comparative Indigenous history, and U.S. History.  A Research Fellow at the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen , Scotland, she has taught Scottish, English and American students at universities in England and Scotland.  Her publications include Scottish Highlanders and Native Americans: Indigenous Education in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World; Education and the American Indian: The Road to Self-Determination; Abraham Lincoln and Religion (co-authored with Ferenc M. Szasz); Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Broker.  Current writing projects include editing "Nations on the Move: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Native America Since 1960," (submitted and awaiting readers' reports); and a study of Sabal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.  She is a co-editor of a series on Indigenous Education with the University of Nebraska Press.  Professor Connell-Szasz also serves on the editorial board for Montana, The Magazine of Western History and has served on the board of the Journal of American Indian Education.

Professor Connel-Szasz has advised dozens of student completing M.A. and PhD degrees.

Recent/Select Publications:

Education and the American Indian, The Road to Self-Determination Since 1928 (1999)

Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Brokers (2001)

Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607-1783 (1988)

Awards:

Western History Association “American Indian History Appreciation Award,” 2000

Fellowship at the D’Arcy McNickle Center and Navajo Tribal College (Diné College) 1994-95

UNM Regents Lecturer, 1990-1993

Vivian A. Paladin Writing Award, 1989

Courses:

  • US History to 1877
  • US History since 1877
  • American West
  • 20th Century Indians
  • Comparative Ethno-History
  • Native American History 1040-2000
  • Celtic/Native American History post 1700
  • Native American History to 1850
  • Native American History 1850-1940
  • Native American History 1940-present.