I am an assistant professor with a joint appointment in Civil Society & Community Studies at the School of Human Ecology and American Indian & Indigenous Studies. My scholarly training comes from the interdisciplinary field of American studies with an emphasis on American Indian studies.
American Indians and the American Dream, my first book with the University of Minnesota Press (2023), examines the intersection of federal Indian policy and federal housing policy. My research interests and expertise span federal Indian policy, land and dispossession, American Indian (sub)urbanization, off-reservation Indians, American Indian housing, land and memory, placemaking, and 20th- and 21st-century Indians. I am currently working on a project that centers Paul Bunyan narratives in American Indian dispossession and logging across the Great Lakes.
Keeler, K. R. (2023). American Indians and the American dream: Policies, place, and property in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press. https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/american-indians-and-the-american-dream
For a full list of publications, see Keeler’s CV.
- WORT Radio, Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Week with Kasey Keeler
- Wisconsin Alumni Association/Badger Insider, Badgering: Kasey Keeler ‘05
- Minnesota Public Radio, Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country
- Belt Magazine, Home/Lands: Indigenous Diasporas and Making ‘Home’ in the Rust Belt
- Edge Effects, Paul Bunyan and Settler Nostalgia in the Northwoods
- Civil Society & Community Studies
- PhD Human Ecology: Civil Society & Community Research
- PhD, American Studies, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
- BA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Office: 4257 Nancy Nicholas Hall