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Distinguished University Professor Emerita,
Adjunct Research Professor,
Department of Anthropology, 
University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Regna Darnell is the General Editor of the Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition, and the Founding Director of First Nations Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

What's New


Darnell, Regna. 2022. Method and Theory (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology)


Darnell, Regna. 2021. The History of Anthropology: A Critical Window on the Discipline in North America (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology)


Darnell, Regna and Frederic W. Gleach, eds. 2021. Centering the Margins of Anthropology’s History. Histories of Anthropology Annual vol.14. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (xiv + 270 pages)


Graham, Janice E., Christina Holmes, Fiona McDonald and Regna Darnell, eds. 2021. The Social Life of Standards: Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement. Vancouver and Toronto: University of British Columbia Press (276 pages).





Darnell, Regna. 2021 (May). “Creative Collaboration” In Adriana Link, Abigail Shelton, and Patrick Spero, eds. Indigenous Languages and the Promise of Archives. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press and Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.


Land Acknowledgement

I acknowledge that Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lunaapeewak (Len-ah-pay-wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run) peoples, on lands connected with the Dish with One Spoon Convenant Wampum and with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous people whom I recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society.