Eli Nelson (haudenosaunee/kanien’kehá:ka) is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies and Science and Technology Studies programs at Williams College. He received his PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2018. He is a co-founder and Director of Research at the Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies, and he is co-PI for the Boarding School Education History Project. His current book manuscript, Sovereign Knowledge: Red Progressives and the Becoming of Native Science, traces Indigenous knowledge production at the turn of the twentieth century when Red Progressive activists and scholars identified settler science as both a major engine behind settler supremacy and possibly the strongest tool for Native survival.
- Board-member and Director of Research, The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies