Dr. Al Carroll
Background: American Indian (Mescalero Apache-unenrolled), Mexican, and Irish. I grew up near San Antonio, Texas.
BA from University of Texas at San Antonio
MA from Purdue University
PhD from Arizona State University
Currently I'm an adjunct professor for the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio. I also taught at Arizona State University and worked for the San Antonio Independent School District.
I've been fortunate to have been trained by, worked for, and learned from some of the finest scholars in all of Indian Country and in the fields of American history, Native history, and Latin American history:
Dr. Donald Parman, Emeritus Professor at Purdue University (Retired), Specialist in American Indians and Federal Policy
Dr. Donna Akers (Choctaw), Professor at Purdue University, now University of Nebraska Lincoln, Specialist in the Removal Era
Dr. Charles Cutter, Dean of Graduate Studies, Specialist in Colonial Latin America
Dr. Peter Iverson, Regents Professor and President of the Western History Association, Arizona State University, Specialist in Navajo History
Dr. Robert Trennert, Professor at Arizona State University (Retired), Specialist in US Western history
Dr. Angela Cavendar-Wilson (Dakota), Professor in American Indian Studies, Arizona State University
Dr. Joyce Kievet (Eastern Band Cherokee), Editor of the H-Amindian Academic Listserv, Arizona State University, Specialist in American Indians and Slavery
Dr. Patricia Etter (Pottawatomi), Curator of the Labriola American Indian Data Center, Arizona State University
Dr. Arturo Rosales, Profesor at Arizona State University, Specialist in Mexican History and Mexican-American History
Publications: As I'm fond of pointing out, unlike Yeagley I have more than a single scholarly article published. I actually have a hard time thinking of anyone whose accomplished so little in academia as Yeagley. Most scholars have published more than him by the time they get their Master's, much less a PhD.
History of the Dominican Republic, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, Under Contract, Due Out in 2007.
Medicine Bags and Dog Tags: American Indian Veterans from Colonial Times to the Second Iraq War, Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.
“If Columbus Fought Afro-Phoenicians and Pizarro Fought Maoris: Other Possible Diasporas to the Americas,” from Alternate Histories: Native America, Croton-on-Hudson, NY: Golson Books Ltd., 2006.
Biographical Entries on “Thomas Banyaca,” “Vine Deloria Jr.,” “Joseph Kossuth Dixon,” “Carl Gorman,” “Winona Laduke,” “Arvol Looking Horse,” “Pia Machita,” “N. Scott Momaday,” “Carlos Montezuma,” Clinton Rickard,” and “Leslie Marmon Silko” from Americans at War on the Home Front, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
“Ending Spiritual Genocide: New Agers’ Abuse of Native People, and What To Do About It,” Bristle, Bristol, United Kingdom, 20, September 2005, www.bristle.org.uk.
“Would You Buy a Plastic Eucharist From This Man?” from They Call Us Indians, (Goteborg, Sweden: The World in Our Hands Foundation, 2004.)
“Shamans and Shame-ons,” from The Encyclopedia of Pseudo-Science, Vol. II, Michael Shermer ed., New York: Society of Skeptics Press, 2003.
“Native Films,” H-AmIndian Academic Listserv, www.asu.edu/clas/h-amindian/nativefilms.htm, 2003.
Works in Progress:
The Indian Soldier in Latin America: Service to Nation-States vs. Loyalties to Native Communities - Using the same approach as Medicine Bags and Dog Tags, a history of how and why indigenous soldiers reconcile service in the military to often hostile nations.
A People's History of Texas- Modeled on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, a History From Below approach aimed at university and secondary level students and teachers.
A Guide to Graduate School for Minorities and Women- Collaborative work with Drs. Alta Carroll, Lisa Carroll-Lee, and Valerie Carroll. A guide from a family of four first-generation university graduates of Mexican and American Indian heritage who all achieved doctoral degrees.
Ira Hayes: The Meaning of His Life in Native Memory and White Stereotype- Biography of the famous Pima Indian flag-raiser at Iwo Jima.
Fellowship, Arizona State University
Fellowship, Purdue University
General Scholarship, University of Texas at San Antonio
Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities 1999.