Publications & Papers


Camarillo, E. a. Kunze, S. (2024). Media Framing of Coronavirus Pandemic Across Tribal Nations. Social Science Quarterly.

Kunze, S. a. Camarillo, E. (2024). COVID-19 and Resiliency across Native Nations. in Jarratt-Snider, K. a. Nielsen, M. (eds) Indigenous Health and Justice. University of Arizona Press

Lewis, A., Kunze, S., Mueller, JM., Fitch, RA., Springer, AE. (2023). Human Perceptions of Competing Interests in Springs Ecosystem Management on Public Land in Southwestern US
Groundwater for Sustainable Development. Groundwater for Sustainable Development.

Kunze, S. (2023). U.S. Off-Reservation Boarding Schools and Ethnocide’s Benevolent Perpetrator. Genocide Studies International.

Kunze, S. a. Alvarez, A. (2021). Perpetrators of Genocide: Towards a New Understanding. in D. A. Meola (Ed.), A Cultural History of Genocide: Bloomsbury Press.

Kunze, S.  (2020). A Three-Dimensional Model for Perpetrators of Genocide. International Journal of Sociology, 50:4, 265-285

Alvarez. A. a. Kunze, S. (2018). Indianer, Der Holocaust, and die Frage des Völkermords. In V. Benkert (Ed.), Feinde, Freunde, Fremde?: Nomos, Germany.

Kunze, S. (2018). Book review: This Benevolent Experiment. Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States by A. Woolford. The Social Science Journal. 56(2)

Kunze, S. (2017). Tools of Ethnocide: Assimilation and Benevolence in Native American Boarding Schools (Doctoral Dissertation, Northern Arizona University).

Kunze, S. (2015). Book review: Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies35(1), 190.

Kunze, S. (2008). Stamp Act of 1765. Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (pp. 1012-1013). Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.  

Kunze, S. (2008). Ginsberg v. New York (1968). Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (p. 512). Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.



Book Project: Settler Colonialism and Assimilation through Education: A Comparative Look at the United States and the Nordic Countries

The book focuses on Indigenous experiences with settler and green colonialism, causes and effects of assimilation and education of Indigenous peoples in the Nordic region and the United States. Today’s impacts on Indigenous peoples include but are not limited to historical trauma, land rights struggles, threats to Indigenous identity and knowledge, and the ongoing processes of settler and green colonialism. Some of the chapters in this book debate European educational philosophy, assimilation through child removal and foster programs, church and religion, the green transition and green colonialism, perpetrators of genocide and ethnocide, settler-colonialism and assimilation of Indigenous peoples across multiple settings. The United States and the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland) serve as primary examples and case studies.


Working Papers

Indigenous knowledge and climate resiliency

Native American perceptions and approaches to springs management

Care for Naháádzán: Evaluation of a university level experiential learning program working with Diné and Hopi farmers and teachers


Conference Paper Presentations

Presenter at Critical Arctic Studies Symposium: “Post-Human Dialogues: Rethinking human-nature relations in and through the Arctic”, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (10/10-12/2023)

Presenter at Northeastern Political Science Association and Pacific Northwest Political Science Association

Western Social Science Association. Tempe, AZ (4/12-15/2023)
Roundtable host: Indigenous Research-New and Expanding

Mentor to student presenters, Taryn Bickle and Madison Burden: The Relationship between Historical Trauma and COVID-19 on Indigenous Communities in the United States

Western Social Science Association. Denver, CO (3/30-4/2/2022)
Roundtable co-host: Indigenous Research-New and Expanding with Dr. Marianne Nielsen
Co-Presenter, Portrayals of Covid-19 on Tribal Land – A Matter of Perspective?

American Political Science Association. Seattle, WA (9/30-10/3/21)
Co-Presenter, Media Framing of Coronavirus Pandemic Across Tribal Nations.

Northeastern Political Science Association. Virtual conference due to COVID-19 (11/7)
Co-Presenter, Media Coverage of COVID-19 Pandemic across Native American Land.

American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA (11/13-16)
Presenter, An Argument of the Definition of Ethnocide

Western Political Science Association. San Diego, CA. (4/18-20)                 
Chair & Discussant: Panel International Conflict
Presenter, Genocide Perpetrators – A Revised Model

Northeastern Political Science Association. Philadelphia, PA. (11/8-10)
Presenter, Perpetrators of Genocide – Revisited (1897-1909)

American Society of Criminology Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. (11/15-18)
Presenter, Genocidal Perpetrators: Towards a New Typology for An Old Crime

Northeastern Political Science Association. Philadelphia, PA. (11/9-11)
Presenter, Benevolence In U.S. Education Circulars (1897-1909)

Southwest Symposium on Teaching & Learning. Flagstaff, AZ. (8/14-15)
Attendee; E-Learning Center, Northern Arizona University

American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Las Vegas, NV. (2/1-2)            
Presenter, Discipline and Punishment in American Indian Boarding Schools
Western Social Science Association. Reno, NV. (4/13-16)
Presenter, Discipline In Boarding Schools   
Western Social Science Association. Reno, NV. (4/13-16)
Presenter, Discipline In Boarding Schools    


Western Social Science Association. Portland, OR. (4/8-11)
Presenter, Native American Boarding Schools In The Light of Globalization Literature

Western Political Science Association. Las Vegas, NV. (4/2-5)
Presenter, Social Impacts of a History of Indigenous Boarding Schools
Co-Presenter, Barriers to Anti-GMO Legislation in the United States

Western Political Science Association. Seattle, WA. (4/17-19)
Presenter, Methods of the International Criminal Court

National Academic Advising Association. Jackson Hole, WY. (5/22-24)
Presenter, International Student Advising – Breaking Down Walls and Building Approaches to Better Serve

National Academic Advising Association. Tucson, AZ. (5/13-15)

Research Integrity in International Collaborative Contexts: Learning Outcomes. Flagstaff, AZ (April)
Discussion participant, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ