GMU Doctoral Student Attending Yale’s Western History Dissertation Workshop

Congratulations to doctoral student Kevin Shupe, who has been selected to participate in the prestigious Western History Dissertation Workshop at Yale University. This workshop is organized by the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders. Shupe’s dissertation is entitled, “Geronimo Escapes: Envisioning Indianness in Modern America.” Using Geronimo and his public performances as a focal point, he examines the changes in the representations of American Indians from the end of the Indian Wars through the first decade of the twentieth century. His dissertation looks at images and discourses surrounding anthropology and the social sciences, commercialism and popular culture, religion and reform, frontier mythology and political ideology.