Professors Michael Green and Theda Perdue
History professor Theda Perdue and her husband, American studies professor Michael Green, are nationally recognized experts on American Indians. Perdue's research focuses on the native peoples of the southeastern United States, on gender in native societies, and on racial construction in the South. She has served as president of the Southern Association for Women Historians (1985-86) and the American Society for Ethnohistory (2001). Green has written books on the history of the Creeks and has co-authored with Perdue a book on Cherokee removal and a general survey of Southern Indian history. In 2000, they announced their decision to bequeath an endowment to the Graduate School to support a dissertation fellowship in American Indian studies.