Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Danielle Delaney

Danielle DelaneyAssistant Professor
PhD Political Science (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Comparative Politics, Political Theory,

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, C411



Research Interests

Indigenous politics, indigenous rights, sovereignty movements, federal Indian law, Russian politics, legal theory, comparative political theory, comparative politics

Brief Biography

Danielle Delaney's research centers on the legal discourse of indigeneity and the politics of recognition through a comparative analysis of the legal strategies of American Indians/Alaska Natives and the indigenous peoples of northern Russia (коренные малочисленные народы Сибири). Her fieldwork focuses on indigenous political protects and legal challenges to oil development on indigenous lands. She teaches indigenous politics, constitutional law, and political theory. She is also the advisor for the Undergraduate Moot Court Team.

Before returning to graduate school she was the legislative director for the National Council of Urban Indian Health and legal counsel to the Tribal Technical Advisory Group to the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare (TTAG: CMS). She received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center with a focus on legislative advocacy and was a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow.

Recent publications include “Under Coyote’s Mask: Environmental Law, Indigenous Identity, and #NoDAPL” in the Spring 2019 volume of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.

Selected Publications

“The Master's Tools: Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Self-Governance Contracting/Compacting” American Indian Law Journal 5(2) 2017

“Under Coyote’s Mask: Environmental Law, Indigenous Identity, and #NoDAPL” Michigan Journal of Race and Law 25(2) 2019