UW Madison – Department of History
3211 George Mosse Humanities Bldg.
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
Monday-Friday 7:45 am – 4:30 pm
Matt Villeneuve (Turtle Mountain Chippewa descent) is Assistant Professor of U.S. History and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches courses in American Indian History, Native education, and environmental history. His research focuses on Native histories of education and schooling. His current book project, Instrumental Indians: John Dewey and the Problem of the Frontier for Democracy in Indian Education, 1884-1959, is an intellectual history of America’s most prominent philosopher of education and democracy and his relationship to the anti-democratic nature of federal Indian schooling.