|Assistant Professor (Modern American History) in the Department of History||+44 (0) 191 33 41042|
Gabriella Treglia specialises in twentieth-century Native American socio-cultural history. She is preparing a book on the so-called ‘Indian New Deal’ (1933-1945), in particular the education programmes and professed cultural tolerance implemented by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the gap between its pronouncements and policy implementation, and the reactions and responses from Native communities to these policies. Her further interests are in issues of cultural genocide, cultural perceptions of ‘the Other’, and Native decolonization, drawing upon archival, pictorial and oral history sources. She is a committee member of the Native Studies Research Network of the UK (NSRN-UK).
- the US government and native American people
- North America
Chapter in book
- Treglia, Gabriella (2008). American Indian issues during reconstruction. In Reconstruction: People and Perspectives. James Campbell & Rebecca Fraser Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. 89-112.
- Treglia, G. (2007). A very 'Indian' future? The place of native cultures and communities in BIA and native thought in the New Deal era. In Place and Native American Indian History & Culture. Porter, Joy Oxford Bern: Peter Lang. 5: 357-379.
- Treglia, Gabriella (2019). Cultural pluralism or cultural imposition? Examining the Bureau of Indian Affairs' education reforms during the Indian New Deal (1933-1945). Journal of the Southwest 61(4): 821-862.
- Treglia, G. (2013). Using Citizenship to Retain Identity: The Native American Dance Bans of the Later Assimilation Era, 1900–1933. Journal of American Studies 47(3): 777-800.
- Treglia, G. (2013). The Consistency and Inconsistency of Cultural Oppression: American Indian Dance Bans, 1900–1933. Western Historical Quarterly 44(2): 145-166.