Matt Villeneuve is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Michigan and a 2020-2021 Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and is of Turtle Mountain Chippewa descent. He received his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and B.A. from University of Oregon. His research is on the early twentieth century United States, with a particular focus in American Indian history. His dissertation, titled “The Indigenous in Intelligence: John Dewey and American Indian Education, 1884-1934,” is an intellectual history which studies the relationship between schools, citizenship, and democracy through the lens of American pragmatism and settler colonialism. From 2018-2020, he was a Career Diversity Fellow with the American Historical Association. He recently contributed to the University of Michigan’s Reverb Effect Podcast: Episode 4: Archive Magic: Assembling History, One Clue at a Time.
Dissertation working title: “The Indigenous in Intelligence: John Dewey and American Indian Education, 1884-1934”