August 4, 2011
From: Laura J. Woodard, Director of Media Relations
ULM's Carpenter published in new
collection of essays
An assistant professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently published an essay titled, "Womanish Man and Manlike: Woman: The Native American Two-Spirit as Warrior" in the new book Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850.
Dr. Roger Carpenter's focus in the article examines the different depictions of gender within Native American society.
He discusses how some Native Americans would take over the role of the opposite gender, and examines how this comes into play during wartime.
The book was published in June by the University of South Carolina Press and was edited by Dr. Sandra Slater of the College of Charleston, and Dr. Fay A. Yarbrough of the University of Oklahoma.
Carpenter's teaching background includes courses in Native American history, Colonial America, Revolutionary America, the American West and the U.S. Survey.
He has also published articles in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, The Journal of Early American Wars and Armed Conflicts and the Michigan Historical Review, and most recently, the reference volume "Religion, Indian Worldviews."