American Identity: Exploring Our Collective Memory, Heritages, and Histories

Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 21-25, 2022

Exchange alumni from across the United States gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first in-person Alumni TIES since 2019. These extraordinary anthropologists, educators, journalists, artists, archaeologists, and writers shared expert strategies, methods, and resources on how to cultivate and preserve the stories, language, heritage, and culture of marginalized and underrepresented communities in the United States. Participants tackled the political, historical, and cultural landscape of the “American” identity. They highlighted the role that marginalized stories can play in transforming the way that one shares history, culture, and heritage, and memory and in building inclusive communities.

By the Numbers

39 Alumni Participants



Alumni Participants’ Home Countries

U.S. States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia

Small Grant Projects

Small Grant Projects in 10 U.S. States

Alumni Participants’ Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs