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Frederick Howard recently graduated with a PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. His dissertation, “No Refuge in Return: A Study of Landscape, Home, And Colonial Power for Oglala Veterans on Pine Ridge,” was awarded the 2020 Stanley Diamond Memorial Award in the Social Sciences. Frederick arrived at NSSR from the University of Chicago’s MA program in the Social Sciences and graduated with his BA in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Frederick’s dissertation research was funded by the National Science Foundation, examining United States governance of Oglala, Lakota military veterans as they return to Pine Ridge Reservation after service. His work addresses tensions within scholarly discussions of invasion, replacement, Indigeneity, and the politics of belonging.
Since graduation, Frederick has taught in the Department of Sociology at City College of New York, CUNY as adjunct assistant professor. While preparing his dissertation for publication, he has continued preliminary research for his next project, investigating how imperial logics are interpolated by virtual communities and emerging data technologies.
Frederick is also an avid vinyl record collector and multi-instrumentalist, with a particular love of modular synthesis and guitar.