College of Arts and Sciences

Ted Fortier, PhD

  • Ted N. Fortier, PhD
    PhD, Anthropology
    Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work
    Phone: 206-296-5385
    Building/Room: Casey 305W


    Teaching and Research Interests

    Anthropology of Native America
    Human Rights and Indigenous issues
    Psychological Anthropology
    Religion and Shamanism
    Cultural memory
    Culture Change

    Key Publications

    The Death that Brings Life: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity among the Coeur d’Alene Indians. Elohi: indigenous People and the Environment. University of Bordeaux June, 2012. Pp 21-36.
    No One Eats the Fish Anymore: Tribal Reclamation of the Silver Valley, Idaho. Impact. Vol 14, no. 2. March 2012. Pp. 10-12.
    Cultural Memory: Religion, Resistance and Identity (Univ. Texas, 2007)
    Religion and Resistance in the Encounter between Jesuit Missionaries and Coeur d’Alene Indians on the Columbia Plateau (Mellen Press, 2002)
    “Shamanism,” “Creationism,” and “Medicine Men,” Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Sage Publications, 2006
    Post-Modern Art and the Religious Imagination: commentary and book for the Tacoma Art Museum, July, 1999
    Coeur d’Alene Spirituality and Survival; Proceedings of the First Native American Studies Conference, University Press of the University of Idaho, 1999


    Director of Canadian Studies