Continuing Fellows

David Everson [United States]

David W. Everson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Southern Maine. Born and raised in South Dakota, his research focuses upon American Indian rights and Native-white relations. Read his CAIRNS research reports by following these links:

Pursuing Decolonization at the University of Southern Maine

The Privilege Narratives of Settler Colonial Discourse in South Dakota


Claire Thomson [Canada]

Claire Thomson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Alberta in the Department of History. She is currently carrying out her dissertation research, which focuses on Lakota people’s connections and movements between her home community of Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan and Lakota reservations in the U.S. from 1890 to 1930. Read Her CAIRNS research reports by following these links:

Journeys in Lakota Tamakoče with Research and CAIRNS

Reflections and Developments

Céline Planchou [France]

Céline Planchou, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Paris 13. Her work deals with the status of American Indian peoples in the United States, with a focus on child welfare. Read her CAIRNS research reports by following these links:

Coffee, Collaboration and CAIRNS: Two French Scholars in Lakota Country

American Indians in French Comic Strips

As the CAIRNS Research Fellows program grows, each year a few Fellows transition to “Continuing Fellow” status. They continue as valued members of the CAIRNS community and enjoy most of the benefits of the CAIRNS Research Fellows, such as access to the library and facilities at Wingsprings, and opportunities to participate in CAIRNS programs, including the annual summit. More information about Continuing Fellows is available here.