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Riv-Ellen Prell

Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of...

Congratulations to Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, for winning the 2020 prestigous Lee Max Fiedman medal from The American Jewish Historical Society. Trained as an anthropologist and informed by feminist and historical approaches, Riv-Ellen Prell exemplifies a model of humanities scholarship devoted to sustaining community. Her interdisciplinary work has bridged social science and history, bringing together diverse fields and academic communities.
Portrait: Brenda Child

'Every step you take is prayer': As coronavirus spreads, women lead...

"They were doing the kinds of cultural things ... that they knew helped them through terrible times,” said Child. “And Ojibwe people believe in the healing power of music and dance — that music and dance are not just something we enjoy that are pleasant. But it's very integrated into Ojibwe culture. It's very much a part of how we live." An article by MPR News features Northrop Professor, Brenda Child.

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