Michael Dunaway

NSF Graduate Research Fellow / NSF IGERT Trainee
michael.dunaway@ku.edu
785-424-0614


 

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I am a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and want to use the knowledge and skills that I acquire at Kansas University to help Indigenous people. I am a Master's student in Geography at Kansas University. My main area of focus is on Indigenous Geography. Specifically, I am looking at the social, cultural and economic impacts of climate change on Indigenous people around the world. I am also a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in American Indian Studies. While at Haskell, I interned with the Haskell Environmental Research Institute and studied climate change issues with industrial corn agriculture. I also interned with the Kansas Solar Center and studied the feasibility of using solar power to run small-scale biodiesel refineries for use on reservation lands. Both the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute and the Kansas Solar Center were funded with grants from the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research(NSF/EPSCoR).

 

Curriculum Vitae at a Glance

Education

M.A. Geography 

University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

2010-Present

B.A. Indigenous and American Indian Studies

(cum laude)

Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence KS

2010

Awards and Certifications

National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT Trainee  

University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

2012- Present

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

2011- Present

Related Experience

Program Coordinator, Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute

University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

2011

Graduate Research Assistant, KU Center for Research on Global Change   

University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

2010-2011

 

Paper Presentations

Dunaway, Michael. April 2013. “A New Harvest: Mapping Renewable Resources on Native American Reservations.” AAG Annual National Conference 2013, Los Angeles, California. Pending.

2013

Dunaway, Michael. February 2012. “A New Harvest: Mapping Renewable Resources on Native American Reservations.” AAG Annual National Conference 2012, New York, New York.

2012