Dr. Lizette Peter

Dr. Lizette Peter

Associate Professor, School of Education
On sabbatical Fall 2012/Spring 2013
Primary office:
(785) 864-9625
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room 439

Professor Peter’s research focuses on the revitalization of endangered languages with specific attention to the case of the Cherokee language.  For more than a decade she has investigated the results of early childhood and elementary Cherokee language immersion from both linguistic and ethnolinguisitc perspectives.

Curriculum vitae (pdf)

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Ethnolinguistics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2003
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2000
  • B.A., French and Secondary Education, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 1986




Events At KU
10 Things You Should Know About Alaska Natives
They are Alaska’s Indigenous Peoples, most of them from one of 229 federally recognized tribes and here’s 10 things you should know about them.

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Local Events

The Plains Indians: Artists of Sky and Earth
Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
September 19, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Across the Indian Country: Photographs by Alexander Gardner, 1867-68
Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
July 25, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Edgar Heap of Birds
Full Story
November 13, 6:30 pm
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS

In Conversation
Through the Plains: A Discussion on Gardner's Indian Country
Thursday, December 4 | 6–7 p.m.
Atkins Auditorium | $5 

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