Kent Blansett, Ph.D.
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Dr. Kent Blansett, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), is a descendant of five Tribes: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Shawnee, and Potawatomi through his Blanket, Panther, and Smith family lines. He is proud of his Ozark Mountain heritage, having grown up in what he identifies as the “other four corners” area of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas.
After he completed both his MA and Ph.D. in History with distinction from the University of New Mexico, he taught for three years as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Among his numerous awards are the prestigious Dorothy Woodward Dissertation Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Newberry Library Fellowship, and the Katrin H. Lamon Residential Fellowship from the School for Advanced Research.