Congratulations to Cohort Ph.D. Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Cohort 4 student Eric Bates, whose book, Native American Identity, Christianity, and Critical Contextualization, has just been published by Cherohala Press. Eric earned his BA, BS, and MA degrees from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and is finishing his dissertation on the Blackfoot of Montana in the Cohort Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University (UI&U). Eric’s book is based on his master’s thesis in liberal studies (now integrative studies) at Northern Kentucky University, where Dr. Sharlotte Neely of anthropology chaired Eric’s Master’s committee and is serving as the external chair of his dissertation committee at UI&U with Dr. Diane Allerdyce as co-chair. Dr.Peter Clecak, Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine, is also on the committee.
There is more information on Eric at:http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/sapdept/anthropology/faculty/eric-bates.html
Eric’s book is available on amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/American-Identity-Christianity-Critical-Contextualization/dp/1935931377/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379892281&sr=1-2&keywords=Native+American+Identity%2C+Christianity