Holly Guise

 Dr. Holly Miowak Guise is an assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico. An Iñupiaq Alaska Native, she is an expert in Indigenous U.S. history (with a focus on World War II-era Alaskan history) and the growing movement within modern day Indigenous activists called Rematriation, the practice of returning ideas, things and practices to their original, natural context as a form of cultural healing.

Guise has been working on a digital humanities project that features oral histories from Native elders, veterans and Unangan internment survivors. In 2008, she began traveling throughout Alaska to interview dozens of veterans to uncover forgotten or overlooked aspects of WWII history. In 2013, she pivoted to interviewing Alaska Native elders about their memories of WWII-era Alaska as service members, civilians and children. 

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development named Guise one of its “40 Under 40” Native leaders making significant impacts within their communities. 

You can listen to Dr. Guise speak here.

Courtesy of Dr. Holly Guise

Professor of History, University of New Mexico

Expertise Fields: Indigenous American history, World War II Pacific history, Alaska history, segregation, race and ethnicity, Native relocation and internment camps, Native women’s history, and Indigenous military service during WWII, Alaska Native activist Elizabeth Peratrovich

Based in: Albuquerque, NM

Contact Info:

Email: hguise@unm.edu 
Phone: 505-277-2451
Twitter: @hollyguise 

Added February 2021.