Welcome! My name is David and I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern Maine. I completed my PhD at the University of Notre Dame (2017).
My community-based teaching and scholarship focus on settler colonialism, Indigenous activism, and white-Native relations.
My recent article in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (“Narrating the Territorial Foundations of Privilege: Racial Discourse and Indigenous Peoples“), outlines a theoretical framework of racial discourse in settler societies, emphasizing the distinctive nature of racism against Indigenous communities.
I am a Research Fellow with the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) on the Pine Ridge Reservation.