Summer Research - Dr. Louise Siddons at the Newberry Consortium

This summer Dr. Louise Siddons is in Chicago on her Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Faculty Fellowship, where she is using the library’s collections to research Navajo/Diné activism from the 1940s to the present.

Dr. Siddons was awarded the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Faculty Fellowship for her project ""Good pictures are a strong weapon": Laura Gilpin, Queerness, and Navajo Sovereignty."

This is $5000 fellowship to support her research at the Newberry Library. 

The Newberry Institute for Research and Education is a world-renowned independent research library in Chicago which builds, preserves, and makes accessible an extensive collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other material spanning more than six centuries. 






Nizhoi one of the zines she is studying in Special Collections

While in Chicago she also visited the Poetry Foundation to take advantage other cultural resources Chicago has to offer.