Welcome New Assistant Director of the McNickle Center

The Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies is very happy to announce that Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby will become the Assistant Director of the McNickle Center, starting on October 14th.  Dr. Norby holds a PhD in American Studies, with an emphasis on American Indians and Visual Culture. She earned her doctorate this past May from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  Dr. Norby has participated in various NCAIS programs and is deeply committed to encouraging the use of our collections.  Patricia is of Chicana/ Nde/ Purépecha heritage but grew up in the greater Chicago region.  Before coming to the Newberry Dr. Norby taught as an assistant professor of American Studies at UW-Eau Claire.  She is currently co-editing, with June Scudeler, a special issue of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, published by UCLA. We feel fortunate to have Dr. Norby joining us.