Angela Rothman

Angela Rothman



Advisor: Dr. Theodore Karamanski

Connect with Angela:


Twitter: @angela_rothman

Research Interests

  • Native American history, politics, and policy
    • Treaty rights
    • Tribal governments
    • Federal and state relationships with tribal nations
    • Indigenous environmental issues
    • NAGPRA and repatriation
  • General 20th century legal history



M.A. Student in Public History

Loyola University Chicago, 2019

Women and Leadership Archives Graduate Assistantship

B.A., History and Political Science

University of Oregon, June 2017

cum laude with Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Employment History

Repatriation Research Intern

National NAGPRA, National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

September 2018 - December 2018

Analyzed and cited data for Indian Land Cessions project

Repatriation Intern

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

June - August 2018

Summer intern for the Repatriation Department, with an emphasis on digital and physical records management. Projects dealt with repatriation actions, federal bureaucracy, and the Department's application of the NMAI Act of 1989

Graduate Assistant

Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago

August 2017 - May 2019

Responsible for: archival accessioning and processing, social media content, event planning, safety of archival materials, and helping researchers access materials

Special Collections and University Archives Intern

University of Oregon

January – June 2017

Worked with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art records from the 1960s to write blog posts about its institutional history and exhibits

Education Intern

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon

May 2016 - June 2017

Art instructor for post-tour museum class for grades K-12

Drafted unique lesson plans for classes of specific age ranges

Crafted age-specific curriculum for children visiting the museum

Taught summer art camps for youth grades K-6

Coordinated with docents and staff to serve large groups of museum visitors

Award Received: UO Career Center Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Student Employee, 2017

Volunteer Collections Intern

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon

October 2016-March 2017

Inventoried locations of items for the museum's MIMSY catalogue




Honors and Awards


Conference Presentations

  • Well-Intentioned but Ineffective: the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 2001
    • History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. November 2018.
  • Revolutionary Theatricality: Dramatized American Protest, 1967-1968
    • Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. April 2017.
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