Department of Culture, Society & Justice
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-1110
Ph.D. University of Washington, Cultural Anthropology, Seattle, WA 2019
M.A. University of Washington, Anthropology, Seattle, WA 2017
B.A. Saint Martin’s University, Anthropology & Sociology, Lacey, WA 2015
Dianne Baumann is an assistant professor of Anthropology and American Indian studies. Although born and raised in Washington state, she has close familial ties and connections in Montana, particularly on the reservation of the Blackfeet Nation, of which she is a registered descendent. When not working, Baumann enjoys spending time with her six children, three (so far) grandchildren, and menagerie of pets.
- Graduate Research Fellowship in Anthropology | National Science Foundation (2017-2020)
- James Fellowship in Anthropology | University of Washington (2017)
- Olson Fellowship for Pacific Northwest Indian Studies | University of Washington (2017)
- GO-Map Graduate Tuition Award | University of Washington (2017)
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Blackfoot (declined) | US Department of Education (2017)
- Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities Fellow | University of Washington (2016)
- Olson Fellowship in Pacific Northwest Indian Studies | University of Washington (2015-2016)
- GO-Map Graduate Tuition Award | University of Washington (2015-2016)
- Father Jerome Toner Award for Social Activism | Saint Martin’s University (2015)
- Society of Distinguished Fellows Award | Saint Martin’s University (2014)
American Indians/Native Americans, Human Rights, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Social Change/Justice, Cultural Anthropology, Violence and Trauma, Visual Anthropology, Masculinity/Gender, Indian Relay, Blackfeet.
Professor Baumann’s current research is ethnographic in nature, using informal interviews and participant observation to gather life stories from Native American men to examine the effect of settler colonialism and gender/race bias on masculinity, gender and family. Life stories give an account of the participating men’s experiences, highlighting the most important aspects in the participants own words. Specifically, this research investigates how ongoing settler colonialism impacts the lives, relationships and masculine identities of American Indian men, and what values and practices invite push-back against current settler colonial power dynamics.