Lizette Peter Dr.

Associate Professor, School of Education
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.


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

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"In the Shadow of Cortes: From Veracruz to Mexico City"
Photographic exhibit
September 1-December 15, 2016
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane, University of Kansas campus

Lawrence Stands With Standing Rock Winter Supply Drive
September 20-October 21 | Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Indigenous Studies program office, 1410 Jayhawk Boulevard, 6 Lippincott Hall
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Drop off blankets, winter clothing, nonperishable food, wood, canvas tarps, camping supplies and other necessities to support the Standing Rock water protectors.
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"Trans/Forming Activist Media in the Americas"
Interdisciplinary exhibition and symposium of activist media producers and scholars
Monday, October 24-Saturday, October 29
The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.
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"I'm Just Honoring Your Culture!": The Complicated – and Continued – History of Appropriation of Native Culture
Tuesday, October 25 | 7 p.m.
The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.
Panel discussion featuring Charlene Teters, artist, academic dean of the Institute of American Indian Arts, and founding board member of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media; KU Profs. Norman Akers and Robert Warrior; and Haskell instructor Joshua Falleaf.
Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Studies program, Office of the Provost, Diversity and Equity, Hall Center for the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the departments of American Studies, English, History, Humanities, Religious Studies, and Visual Art.

Gendering Federal Indian Law
Lecture by Prof. Sarah Deer, Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, School of Law
Wednesday, November 2 | 3:30 p.m.
Kansas Union Ballroom

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