Graduate Assistants

Bethany Rosenbaum

Bethany Rosenbaum

Graduate Assistant

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-3105

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As President of the Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears and National Trail of Tears Association Board Member, my passion and experience includes historic and anthropological research, ethnographic and oral history projects, collaborative outreach activities for diverse groups, cultural resource management, and federal/tribal government-to-government consultation.  My dissertation research addresses the evolution of National Park Service policy and management in regard to formal consultation with federally recognized tribes surrounding the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. For the past eight years I’ve enjoyed a variety of experiences working for the National Park Service as a Pathways Career Intern. My Cherokee and Choctaw heritage has led to a sincere interest in preserving native culture, with a particular interest in native identity, public policy, and engaging native youth. My husband, newborn daughter, and I live in Northwest Arkansas and are active in our church and enjoy using our local trails.


Public History

American Indian history

Oral History


Trail of Tears/Removal Era

National Trails

Heritage Tourism

National Park Service

Indian Country

American Indian History

19th century History

African American History

Public Parks and Heritage Tourism

American Indian law

HIST2003 U.S. History to 1877

HIST3383 Arkansas and the Southwest

HIST1123 World Civilization II

B.A. History and Anthropology, University of Missouri, 2012

M.A. History, University of Arkansas, 2014

Ph.D. History, University of Arkansas, 2019

Serving as a Park Ranger in the Pathways Career Intern program for the National Park Service since 2010, I’ve engaged in formal Tribal Consultations, Cultural Resource Management, historical research, conducted oral histories, participated in Ethnographic Review and Assessments, and participated in a range of multi-disciplinary studies and programs.

SREB Doctoral Diversity Fellowship

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Mexico

American Philosophical Society Phillips Grant for Native American Research

Benjamin Franklin Lever Graduate Fellowship

Africa, African American Graduate Certificate Fellowship

James J. Hudson Doctoral Fellowship

Jesse Taylor Endowed History Scholarship