The interdisciplinary Native American and Indigienous Studies (NAIS) program at Montclair State University weds community-engaged social activism with scholarship that’s committed to Indigenous rights, racial justice, decolonization, and eco-justice.

The program exists within a wide range of disciplines across the University, including Anthropology, History, Religion, English, Educational Foundations, Art History, and more, with a capstone seminar course designed to provide students with opportunities for engaged research with local Indigenous communities.

NAIS Program Directors include:

Dr. Mark Clatterbuck (Religion)

Dr. Elspeth Martini (History)

Dr. Chris Matthews (Anthropology)

Dr. Maisa C. Taha (Anthropology)


Browse the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program Collections:

Native American & Indigenous Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Native American & Indigenous Studies Presentations and Proceedings

Native American & Indigenous Studies Projects

Huluniixsuwaakan: Lenape Language Digital Repository