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Faculty and Staff
Hans Peter Broedel, PhD
Indian Studies Department Chair
Hans Peter Broedel received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Dakota, where he teaches courses on medieval and early modern European history, witchcraft, and the history of science. He is the author of The Malleus Maleficarum and the Construction of Witchcraft, and has published articles on witches and apparitions in the late middle ages, and on early modern natural history; his current research investigates the place of fabulous animals in Early Modern thought.
DR. BIRGIT HANS
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. in English
University of Arizona, 1988
Dr. Hans has been a member of the Indian Studies department at UND since 1991. Her specialty is American Indian literature and oral traditions, but she also teaches writing and history courses and has an interest in popular literature. As a former German citizen, she is interested in, and has conducted long-term field research on European perceptions of American Indian cultures. Dr. Hans is also interested in historical and contemporary quilting, particularly star quilts.
Dr. Hans has published extensively on D'Arcy McNickle, including a collection of his unpublished short stories, called The Hawk is Hungry. Other publications include papers in Studies in American Indian Literatures, the North Dakota Quarterly, and Studies in the Western, as well as various edited collections. Her newest book is D'Arcy McNickle's The Hungry Generations: The Evolution of a Novel (University of New Mexico Press 2007). Her current book project is a study of German Hobbyists.