UA Professor Emeritus Roger Nichols Selected as Fulbright Canada Scholar
Roger Nichols, professor emeritus of history and an affiliate professor of American Indian studies at the UA, has been selected as a Fulbright Canada Scholar.
During his research semester starting this fall, Nichols will hold the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Arts and Humanities at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Nichols has received three previous Fulbright appointments to Europe.
Nichols' research focuses on the invasion and settlement of North America, as well as the indigenous people of the U.S. and Canada. Throughout his career, he has authored or edited 11 books, and has taught at universities in six countries outside the U.S.
For his upcoming research project, titled "Comparing Native Experiences in Canada and the United States," he will gather data for a study on Native people in Canada and the U.S. since 1980. He will focus primarily on Canadian issues, such as residential schools, tribal sovereignty and the roles of national aboriginal societies in Canada.
"Even though this is my fourth Fulbright appointment, receiving the award as the Visiting Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Calgary is exciting," Nichols said. "I expect that the experience will be interesting and professionally rewarding."
Nichols' previous Fulbright appointments include Fulbright Senior Specialist at New Bulgarian University in Bulgaria, Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany, and Senior Fulbright Lecturer at Martin Luther University in Germany.
Fulbright Scholars are emerging and established scholars, postdoctoral researchers and experienced professionals who are chosen to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or academic year at an institution other than their own.
Fulbright Canada is a joint, binational, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the U.S. through academic and cultural exchange. Fulbright Canada is supported by the Canadian Government through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, by the U.S. government through the Department of State, and by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts and university partners. It is governed by an independent board of directors and operates out of Ottawa.