David Dinwoodie

Associate Professor

Photo: David Dinwoodie

Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology

At UNM since 
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Theory in Ethnology I (ANTH 546)
  • Semiotics of ‘Ethnohistory’ (ANTH 530)
  • Politics of Recognition (ANTH 530)
  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Settler Colonialism (ANTH 540)
  • Anth 340/530 Global Trade (ANTH 340/530)


BA, University of Montana (1986)

MA, University of Chicago (1987)

PhD, University of Chicago (1996)
Dissertation: “Reserve Memories: A Study of Historical Consciousness on the Nemiah Valley Indian Reservation”


Sociocultural anthropology; Linguistic anthropology; theory and history, ethnonationalism, neoliberalism, and historical consciousness; 19th century British colonialism; Pacific Northwest, Native North America, Canada

Recent Publications:

Dinwoodie, David W.  The Plateau: Trends in Ethno-Cultural Research from the 1990s. Handbook of North American Indians. Volume 1. Washington: Smithsonian. Fall 2022. 

Dinwoodie, David W. Review of Wendy Wickwire, At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging. Anthropologica 62(1) 216-7. 2020. 

Dinwoodie, David W. Review of Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, Robert Vezina, eds., A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794-1796. Journal of Anthropological Research 75.2: 296-7. 2019. 

Dinwoodie, David W. Aboriginal Political Subjectivities in the Columbia District, 1821-46.  In Roland Bohr, ed., Selected Papers of the 17th Rupert’s Land Colloquium, 18-21 May 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pp. 71-82. Winnipeg: Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies.  2016. 

Dinwoodie, David W. Boas and the Young Intellectuals: Exploring the American Context of Anthropology and Modern Life. In Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach, eds., Historicizing Theories, Identities, and Nations. Histories of Anthropology Annual, Volume 11. Pp. 61-86. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 2017.