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History Department

Damon Akins

Lincoln Financial Professor of History


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Damon Akins has taught at Guilford College since 2008. He is primarily a historian of Native California.

He is interested in Native American history and culture, Indigenous studies, settler colonialism, sovereignty, environmental history, historical memory, and California in general. 

For more information, visit his personal website at


University of Oklahoma, Ph.D., 2009
UCLA, M.A., 1995
Latin American Studies (History / Literature)
Oklahoma City University, B.A., 1993

Courses Taught

Legacies of History: The Case of Native California
Settler Colonialism & Indigenous Sovereignty
Native Americans and the United States
American Frontiers
American Rivers
Urban Environmental History
Imperialism and Progressivism
Civil War and Reconstruction
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877