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Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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Rodney Frey

Rodney Frey

Professor Emeritus of Ethnography

Office

Phinney Hall 116

Phone

208-885-6268

Mailing Address

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110

Rodney Frey is a Professor of Ethnography. Over the last 40 plus years he has been associated with and conducted various applied, collaborative projects with the Apsáalooke (Crow) of Montana, the Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d'Alene) and Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) of Idaho and the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon.

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Anthropology, 1979
  • M.A., Colorado State University, Anthropology, 1974
  • B.A., Colorado State University, Anthropology, 1972 (graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi)

Rodney Frey is a professor of ethnography. Over the last four decades he has been associated with and conducting various applied, collaborative projects with the Apsáalooke (Crow) of Montana, the Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d'Alene) and Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) of Idaho, and the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon.

Among his primary teachers, and to whom he acknowledges his indebtedness to, are Tom and Susie Yellowtail, Lawrence Aripa, Josiah and D’Lisa Pinkham, Cliff and Lori SiJohn, Alvin Howe, and Rob and Rose Moran.

From 2012 to 2015, Frey served as the director of General Education. He continues to teach courses on indigenous cultures and assist graduate students in their research.

  • Indigenous curriculum development
  • Research Methodology, working collaboratively on applied projects with Indigenous Peoples
  • Indigenous Peoples of the North American Plateau and Plains, and the confluence of their oral traditions and Euro-American contact history
  • World Religions:
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Hinduism
    • Indigenous
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Taoism

Applied, collaborative research with the Crow of Montana (since 1974), the Coeur d'Alene of Idaho (since 1990) and Nez Perce of Idaho (since 1995), and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon (since 2001), along with other American Indian communities focusing of indigenous oral tradition and ethnography (including epistemology, oral narratives, language, sense of place, spiritual and artistic expression, cultural change and Euro-American contact history), Natural Resource Damage Assessment, and indigenous curriculum development.

  • The Evans Handcart Book Award, from the Mountain West Center at Utah State University, for the book Carry Forth the Stories
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2012
  • Distinguished Humanities Professor 2011-12 - College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
  • UNITY Service Medallion, UNITY Student Organization and the Office of Multicultural Affairs 2006
  • Research Excellence Award 2005
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Service Award 2003
  • Humanities Fellow, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences 2002-03

Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

Map