Thomas Kavanagh, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work
Before coming to Seton Hall University, I was at Indiana University and the Smithsonian Institution.
My research focuses on the Comanche Indians of Oklahoma. I have published extensively on the Comanches, and have recently been appointed Consulting Anthropologist for the Comanche Nation.
I am currently the director of the Seton Hall University Museum.
- Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1986
- M.A., George Washington University, 1980
- B.A., University of New Mexico, 1971
- Comanche Ethnography: Field Notes of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson, and Robert H. Lowie
- Pow-wow (book chapter)
- Comanche: Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
- Los Comanches: Pieces of an Historic, Folkloric Dectective Story
- Comanche: Handbook of North American Indians
- North American Indian Portraits: Photographs from the Wanamaker Expeditions
- Comanche Ethnography (University of Nebraska Press, 2008)
- Comanche Political History (University of Nebraska Press, 1996)
- North American Indian Portraits: Photographs from the Wanamaker Expeditions (Konecky and Konecky, 1996)
Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
- "Pow-wow." Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2 (Indians in Contemporary Society). Smithsonian Institution (2008).
- “Comanche.”Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (Oklahoma Historical Society, 2007)
- “Los Comanches: Pieces of an Historic, Folkloric Detective Story.”New Mexico Historical Review (2006) Part 1, 81 (1):1-37; Part 2, 81 (3):233-248. [Winner of the NMHR Gilberto Espinosa Prize, Best Article, 2006.]
- “Comanche.”Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 13 (Plains). Smithsonian Institution (2001).