Instructor: Birgit Hans

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Dr. Birgit Hans has been a member of the Indian Studies department at UND since 1991. Her specialty is American Indian literature and oral traditions, but she also teaches writing and history courses and has an interest in popular literature. As a former German citizen, she is interested in, and has conducted long-term field research on European perceptions of American Indian cultures. Dr. Hans is also interested in historical and contemporary quilting, particularly star quilts.


Classes by this instructor


Introduction to main concepts, methods, and theories in American Indian Studies, designed to provide a background for further studies. This course approaches American Indian Studies from a perspective grounded in the humanities.
February 1, 2021 to February 1, 2023