Stephen Cornell

Professor, School of Sociology

Faculty Chair, Native Nations Institute

Stephen Cornell specializes in political economy and cultural sociology, and has written widely on Indian affairs, economic development, collective identity, and ethnic and race relations. He has worked closely with Indian nations in the United States and Canada on self-governance, economic development, and tribal policy issues. Among his recent policy-related projects are a study of the on-and-off-reservation economic and social impacts of Indian gaming operations and an analysis of Native self-governance in Alaska.


  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1980