About the Authors

We welcome guest bloggers from time to time, but the mainstay is Nancy Conner, the Indiana Humanities Council director of grants.

Nancy received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of California at Los Angeles and her A.B. in literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She was an assistant professor of English at Purdue and Iowa State before coming to the Indiana Humanities Council in 1982. She is also a proud graduate of IUPUI with an M.A. in history.

Nancy has been corrupted by the Hoosier milieu in many ways. She follows basketball at nearly every level, from the Pacers to NCAA Division I, yes, to the hysteria of high school tournaments (where her husband draws the line). She has learned how to play Euchre and order a tenderloin. Thanks to her job, she has visited an astonishing number of Hoosier communities and has tried every conceivable way of getting to Evansville.


  1. Hello,
    I am a reporter for the Purdue exponent. I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about Una Herencia Mexicana. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at refink@purdue.edu
    Thank you,

  2. I would like to contact Nancy Conner to find out more about the her memoirs of Cannelton. I’m doing research on Cannelton’s old gym. Sounds like she’s a basketball buff.
    Thank you

    • Myron, it’s almost time for March Madness! How is your research coming? Nancy

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