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
Mar 06
Digital Jumpstart Workshops
08:00 am
Mar 06
04:00 pm
Mar 07
Graduate Research/Write-In
10:00 am
View events: Upcoming
Tomorrow: March 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Spencer Museum of Art and Haskell Indian Nations University will hold a casual reception at the Spencer Museum with light refreshments, live music, and conversation in anticipation of future collaborations between our institutions. Please check out the flier. Feel free to spread the work to the KU and Haskell communities who might be interested in attending! See you tomorrow!!

Tomorrow: March 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Spencer Museum of Art and Haskell Indian Nations... http://t.co/B4a9sVRf8p

Local Events

Haskell-Spencer Museum Reception
Thursday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi Street
Parking is free after 5:oo p.m. in Lot 91, directly behind the Museum

19th Annual Tribal Law & Government conference: The Future of Indian Education
Friday, March 13, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Burge Union, University of Kansas
1601 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS
RSVP: Register online at
Question: Elizabeth Kronk Warner, elizabeth.kronk@ku.edu

Sarah Deer: Sovereignty of the Soul: Native Feminism and Violent Crime"
If you were not able to attend this presentation please link here.
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