Christopher Clements

Christopher Clements

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Christopher Clements

Chris Clements is a historian of Native American and North American history in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries with specializations in indigenous studies, settler colonialism, critical theory, and African American history. He received his PhD in History from Indiana University. His book manuscript, tentatively titled At the Edge of Sovereignty: Building a Mohawk Nation in the U.S. – Canada Borderlands, asserts that dominant theories of sovereignty constrain our ability to narrate indigenous histories. He argues that Akwesasne Mohawks, through their daily navigation of a borderland community rife with competing jurisdictional claims, cultivated a set of anticolonial politics so quotidian, they appeared almost ordinary—as a form of intuition. During Fall 2016, he will teach the course “Indigenous Worldviews: Critical Issues in Native North America.” 

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Cambridge MA 02138

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