This is part of a series of profiles on professors doing interesting things across UNC’s campus.
Dan Cobb, coordinator for the American Indian and Indigenous Studies curriculum, will be able to teach international students in Helsinki, Finland, about Native American history after receiving the Fulbright Scholarship.
"It’s a research and teaching scholar position. And one of the most important things I’ll be doing there is actually my own research, but I’ll also be in the classroom," Cobb said. "In the classroom, I’ll be interacting with students not just from Finland but all over the world.”
Cobb said he wants to continue to promote the importance of Native American history in the grand scheme of history.
“I think the most important thing to me isn’t so much an event, but it is that, even as we understand the history of Native America as distinct, it is inseparable from the larger narratives of the U.S. and world history,” Cobb said. “Native Americans aren’t marginal or peripheral to the stories that we usually tell when we think of world history or U.S. history, but are in fact central actors to it."