Society of Scholars Cohort Archive
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
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Jean Dennison (she/her/hers)
Governing with Wa-hoin: the Osage Nation’s Search for Accountability
Since the passage of their 2006 Constitution, Osage Nation officials have been preoccupied with how monies are spent, whether or not employees are doing their job, and what practices could foster greater accountability. My research investigated the socio-cultural dimensions at stake in these desires. Ultimately, my book argues that such calls for accountability disrupt the ongoing settler colonial process by challenging the failures of settler governments to meet the needs of indigenous populations and using governance structures to build a stronger future.