Jace Weaver is the Franklin Professor of Native American Studies and Religion, former director of the Institute of Native American Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Weaver’s work in Native American Studies is highly interdisciplinary, though focusing primarily on three areas: religious traditions, literature, and law. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Native Americans: Core Documents, That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community, Other Words: American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture, and The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927. American Indian Literary Nationalism, written with Robert Warrior, Craig Womack, and Simon Ortiz, won the 2007 Bea Medicine Award for best book in American Indian Studies from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and the Native American Literature Symposium.
Dr. Weaver has won 6 teaching awards at the University of Georgia: the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor; the Student Government Association Outstanding Professor Award; the UGA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award; and three UGA Career Center Career Development Awards.
In 2003, Dr. Weaver won the Wordcraft Award for Best Creative Non-Fiction from the Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers for Other Words. In 1999, he won the Portfolio Award for excellence in teaching resources from the journal Media and Methods for his book on CD-ROM, American Journey: The Native American Experience. He has also been nominated for the Oklahoma and Connecticut Book Awards.