William A. Starna is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. He has held lecture, visiting, and adjunct appointments at the University at Albany, Binghamton University, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), and the New York State Museum. He was the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Hartwick College in 2014 and currently is a research affiliate with the Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut.
Professor Starna’s scholarly interests, research, and publications focus on the Iroquoian and Algonquian peoples of eastern North America, in addition to state and federal Indian policy. He has held a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship; a Senior Fellowship at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government; the Donald M. Blinken Fellowship in Academic Administration, SUNY Central Offices; and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of History.
Professor Starna has served as a consultant with the Native American Rights Fund, American Indian tribes, and law firms representing Native people and their communities on land claims, treaty rights, and the federal acknowledgment process.