Colleen O'Neill


Associate Professor

Colleen O'Neill

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 321 I
Phone: 435-797-1297
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Educational Background

PhD, History, Rutgers University, May 1997

MA, History, New Mexico State University, 1989

BA, Government, Pomona College, May 1983


Colleen O’Neill is an Associate Professor of History and former coeditor of the Western Historical Quarterly. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in US history, Native American history, and history of the US West. In 2019 she published “Testing the Limits of Colonial Parenting: Navajo Domestic Workers, The Intermountain Indian School, and the Urban Relocation Program, 1950-1962” in Ethnohistory.  Her most recent book is Working the Navajo Way: Labor and Culture in the Twentieth Century. She is currently finishing a book, Labor and Sovereignty: the Transformation of Work in Indian Country, 1890 to the present, and starting a new project entitled The Life and Times of Rosa McKay: The Progressive Roots of Arizona Politics.