Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle

Assistant Professor, Department of Native Studies, University of South Dakota Coordinator, Oral History Center, University of South Dakota, 2006 - Present

Academic Specialist, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2004 -2006 

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisors: Professors Angela Y. Davis and Bettina Aptheker, 2001-2003


University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, Ph.d. in History, December 2000
Dissertation: Black and Native American Women's Activism in the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, M. Phil. in History, June 1997

Thesis: Black Women's Social and Political Thought in the Context of the Women's Liberation Movement and the Black Power Movement, 1965-1980

The George Washington University, Washing, D.C., B.A. in Race, Gender and Electronic Media (Self-Designed Major), May 1995 
magna cum laude, Honors Program


Founder/Executive Director, The Warrior Women Project 2006- 2012

The Warrior Women Project is a collective of indigenous women dedicated to Research and Cultural Preservation of Native history through media. Our mission is to ensure the informed future of Indigenous Nations by empowering the leadership and solutions of Native women through culturally relevant research and outreach programming.

Consultant, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Stanford University, 2000 – 2002

Coordinator of the “Future of Minority Studies: Reclaiming Identity Politics” Conference held October 19 - 20, 2001 Stanford University. Coordinator, Ford Foundation Project managing the research and planning of a grant to study the intersection of gender, race and inequality in conjunction with the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender and the Feminist Studies Program.

Policy Associate, The President’s Initiative on Race, 1997-1998 The White House, Washington, DC Senior manager of the Promising Practices effort conceptualized by President Clinton, responsible for creation and implementation of this effort to recognize and evaluate groups working on race-related issue by utilizing expertise in racial and ethnic history of the United States. Researched and analyzed relevant historical material for inclusion in presidential speeches and public policies.

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