Madeline Nash

Madeline  Nash
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • BA Sociology Michigan State University 2015
  • BA Philosophy Michigan State University 2012
  • 317 Berkey Hall
  • 509 E. Circle Drive
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-648-1152


Madeline Nash


Madeline is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology with a graduate affiliation in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She received her B.A. in Philosophy in 2012 and her B.A. in Sociology in 2015, both from MSU. Madeline is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. As an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwa woman), and Michigan native, migration has always fascinated her, specifically its impacts on indigenous communities. Consequently, her main research areas focus on migration, health and race/ethnicity. She is particularly concerned with understanding how patterns of colonization have impacted indigenous identities, and how colonialism has, and continues to affect indigenous people’s physical, mental as well as spiritual well-being. Madeline uses a mixed-method approach to investigate her research questions. Currently, she is examining differences in mental health status between populations  that reside in tribal areas to populations that do not, using data from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).


  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies