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Denise Bates

Assistant Professor
Letters and Sciences, College of (CLS) - Administration
Arizona State University
United States of America

Denise Bates


Dr. Denise E. Bates is an historian and advocate of community-based history. Her scholarship examines leadership, activism and community development among tribes in the 20th Century U.S. South. She is a Senior Ford Foundation Fellow who authored multiple publications, including We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South (2016) and The Other Movement: Indian Rights and Civil Rights in the Deep South (2012). Her work has been featured in a documentary film and has served as the basis of panel discussions nationally. She is a member of several historical professional organizations, as well as the International Leadership Association (ILA) where Dr. Bates is working to make contributions in the area of indigenous leadership and innovation. Locally, she serves on the Scholars’ and Researchers’ Board for the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail and as an Arizona Humanities Scholar. She also co-authored Arizona State University: Campus History Series (2012) and Goodyear: Images of America (2010). She is currently working on a number of projects to promote the rich history of central Arizona, including her role as the project manager and curator of a mobile history museum in Goodyear, Arizona. Since coming to Arizona State University, Dr. Bates has designed and taught courses in History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership. She has engaged in a number of projects aimed at implementing new technologies in instruction. Most recently, she served as the faculty-lead on a Gates Foundation-funded grant that resulted in the development and implementation of adaptive courseware for two U.S. history courses. The courseware is now being implemented by several universities across the country.

Research Interest

mobile history museum,Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership


  • Bates, D. E. (2012). The other movement: Indian rights and civil rights in the deep South. The University of Alabama Press.

  • Bates, D. E. (2016). We will always be here: Native peoples on living and thriving in the South. University Press of Florida.

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