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Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy

Education & Professional History

Ph.D. in American Studies (focus in American Indian and Indigenous Studies), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Leading, Lipscomb University

B.A. in Anthropology, B.A. in Music, Minor in Native American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


Languages Spoken

Highlights & Recent Activity

McCoy, Meredith L., Emma Elliott-Groves, Leilani Sabzalian, and Megan Bang. “Restoring Indigenous Systems of Relationality.” Testimony. Center for Humans and Nature, October 7, 2020.

McCoy, Meredith L., Roopika Risam, and Jennifer Guiliano. accepted. “The Future of Land-Grab Universities.” Native American and Indigenous Studies (forthcoming).

McCoy, Meredith L., and Villeneuve, Matthew. “Reconceiving Schooling: Centering Indigenous Experimentation in Indian Education History.” History of Education Quarterly 60, no. 4 (forthcoming).

McCoy, Meredith L., Leilani Sabzalian, and Tommy Ender. “Alternative Strategies for Family History Projects: Rethinking Practice in Light of Indigenous Perspectives.” The History Teacher (forthcoming).

Jeffries, Hasan K., and Meredith L. McCoy. “Teaching Hard History Podcast, Season 2.” Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, 2019.

Shuster, Kate, Renee Gokey, Bethany Jay, Hasan K. Jeffries, Cynthia Lynn Lyerly, Meredith L. McCoy, Sarah B. Shear, and Christina Snyder. Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery -- Grades 6-12. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.

Shuster, Kate, Hasan K. Jeffries, Meredith L. McCoy, Margaret Newell, Sarah B. Shear, Christina Snyder, and Ebony E. Thomas. Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery -- Grades K-5. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.

Shelton, Brett Lee, Michael Johnson, Danielle R. Gartner, Meredith L. McCoy, and Rachel E. Wilbur. “Trigger Points: Current State of Research on History, Impacts, and Healing Related to the United States’ Indian Industrial/Boarding School Policy.” Boulder: Native American Rights Fund, 2019.

RedCorn, Alex, Meredith L. McCoy, and Hollie J. Mackey. “Indian Country: An Introduction to Financial and Bureaucratic Considerations.” In Funding P-12 Schools in the 50 States and Indian Country, edited by David C. Thompson, R. C. Wood, S. Neuenswander, J. M. Heim, and R. D. Watson. Gainsville, Florida: National Education Finance Academy, 2019.

McCoy, Meredith L. & Turtle Island Social Studies Collective. “Beyond Pocahontas: Learning from Indigenous Women Changemakers.Social Studies and the Young Learner 31, no. 3 (2019): 7–13.

McCoy, Meredith L. “Preparing Preservice Educators to Teach American Indian Boarding School Histories.” In (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader, edited by Sarah B. Shear, Christina M. Tschida, Elizabeth Bellows, Lisa Brown Buchanan, and Elizabeth E. Saylor, 255–79. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, 2018.

McCoy, Meredith L. “‘This Is Us’: Powwow and Higher Education in North Carolina.” Southern Cultures 24, no. 4 (2018).

McCoy, Meredith L. and Sarah B. Shear. “This Isn’t the First Time the United States Has Split up Families.” Houston Chronicle. July 8, 2018, Online edition.

Courses Taught This Year

  • HIST 203: American Indian Education, 1600s-present (Spring 2020)
  • HIST 116: Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present (Fall 2020)
  • AMST 244: Approaches to Indigenous Studies (Winter 2021)
  • AMST 345: Theory and Practice of American Studies (Winter 2021)
Profile updated October 7, 2020

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