Dr. Susan B. Hyatt

Dr. Susan Hyatt is Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Chair of the Department. During the 1980s, prior to returning to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to complete her PhD, she spent 8 years working as a community organizer in Southwest Chicago.  As a result of this experience, she became committed to incorporating community collaborative projects into her teaching. In 2010, the Indiana Campus Compact honored her with the Brian Hiltunen Award for the Outstanding Scholarship of Civic Engagement and in 2012, she received the Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement.  From 2010-2013, she was director of the collaborative project, The Neighborhood of Saturdays:  Memories of a Multi-Ethnic Community on Indianapolis' Southside. She and her colleague Paul R. Mullins are the Inaugural Awardees of the Bantz Community Fellowship.  Their project is entitled, "Invisible Indianapolis: Race, Heritage and Community Memory in the Circle City."