Department of Anthropology

Shannon Speed named Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Wed, October 9, 2013
Shannon Speed named Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Associate Professor Dr. Shannon Speed was named the 2013 Dynamic Woman of the Year by Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby during the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards ceremony at the Chickasaw Cultural Center on October 3rd in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Gov. Anoatubby said, "Dr. Speed is the epitome of a dynamic Chickasaw woman. She is dedicated to promoting social justice and equality through research and education. Her work is helping develop a greater understanding of indigenous cultures which could help enhance the quality of life of Native people around the world.”

Dr. Speed’s career has been dedicated to research and teaching on Native peoples. She has worked for the last two decades in Mexico with Mayan communities, and her research and teaching interests include indigenous politics, indigenous women’s rights, human rights, indigenous-state relations, law and social systems, indigenous migration, and activist research. Her current research is on indigenous Latin American women migrants and gender violence, and she has two books in progress.

For more information, visit the Official Site of the Chickasaw Nation.

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