Duane Champagne

Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies Emeritus
Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.A. North Dakota State University, 1973
  • M.A. North Dakota State University, 1975
  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1982

Duane Champagne is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, and Professor of Law Emeritus at UCLA School of Law.  He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from North Dakota State University in 1973, his M.A. from North Dakota State University in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard in 1982.  He is currently a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center, and is Acting Director of the UCLA School of Law’s Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange (TLCEE).  Professor Champagne served previously as the Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center from 1991-2002 and as editor of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal from 1986-2003.  He has authored or edited over one hundred publications including Native America:  Portraits of the Peoples, The Native North American Almanac, and Social Order and Political Change:  Constitutional Governments Among the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek.  Champagne’s research focuses primarily on issues of social and cultural change in both historical and contemporary Native American communities.  He has written about social change in a variety Indian communities including:  Cherokee, Tlingit, Iroquois, Delaware, Choctaw, Northern Cheyenne, Creek, California Indians, and others.

For more information on Professor Champagne's work, please visit the Department of Sociology and the American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program.