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Russell Thornton


Distinguished Professor


Contact Information

Email    rthornto@ucla.edu
Office  306 Haines
Phone  310-825-7080

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Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, Florida State University (1968); Postdoctoral (Social Relations), Harvard University (1968-69); Postdoctoral (Demography), University of Southern California (1980)

Awards

College of Social Sciences Sesquicentennial Lecture, The Florida State University, 2001 

Distinguished Professorship, UCLA, 2004- 

The Hail Lecture (with Candace Greene), Brown University, 2007

Selected Publications

1986 We Shall Live Again: The 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance Movements as Demographic Revitalization (Cambridge University Press). 

1987 American Indian Holocaust and Survival (University of Oklahoma Press). 

1990 The Cherokees: A Population History (University of Nebraska Press). 

1998 Editor. Studying Native America: Problems and Prospects (University of Wisconsin Press). 

2007 Co-editor with Candace S. Greene. The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian (University of Nebraska Press and the Smithsonian Institution).

Research

American Indian historical demography, American Indian revitalization movements, American Indian winter counts, contemporary American Indian issues

Current Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Individual Studies in American Indian Studies

Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

2015 Fall Quarter

Native North Americans

2015 Spring Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

2015 Winter Quarter

Change and Continuity among Native North Americans

2014 Fall Quarter

Native North Americans

2014 Spring Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2014 Winter Quarter

Change and Continuity among Native North Americans

2013 Fall Quarter

Native North Americans

2013 Spring Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2013 Winter Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2012 Fall Quarter

Change and Continuity among Native North Americans

2012 Spring Quarter

Native American Revitalization Movements

2012 Winter Quarter

Native North Americans

2011 Fall Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2010 Winter Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2009 Fall Quarter

Native North Americans

2008 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2007 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2007 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2006 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2006 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2005 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2005 Spring Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2005 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2004 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2004 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2001 Fall Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2000 Fall Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2000 Winter Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

1999 Fall Quarter

Native North Americans

1998 Fall Quarter

Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

Native North Americans

1998 Winter Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

ANTHRO 250
Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 157
Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

2016 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 172A
Native North Americans

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO C269R
Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO C169R
Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO 172B
Change and Continuity among Native North Americans

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO M238
Native American Revitalization Movements

2012 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO C169R

1998 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO 172B

1998 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO 172A

1997 Fall Quarter