Nancy Bonvillain is a professor of anthropology and linguistics at Bard College at Simon's Rock. She is author of over twenty books on language, culture, and gender, including a series on Native American peoples. In her field work she studied the Mohawk and Navajo, and she has published a grammar and dictionary of the Akwesasne dialect of Mohawk. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 1972 and has taught at Columbia University, The New School, SUNY Purchase, Stony Brook University, and Sarah Lawrence College. She now teaches at Bard College at Simon's Rock.
- Bonvillain, Nancy; Beatrice Francis (1971). Mohawk-English Dictionary. Albany: University of the State of New York.
- Bonvillain, Nancy (1973). A Grammar of Akwesasne Mohawk. Mercury Series Paper, no. 8. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada.
- Nancy Bonvillain (ed.) (1980). Studies on Iroquoian Culture. Occasional Publications in Northeastern Anthropology, no. 6. Rindge, N.H.: Dept. of Anthropology, Franklin Pierce College.
- Bonvillain, Nancy (2001). Native Nations: Cultures and Histories of Native North America. Upper Saddle River N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-863242-7.
- Bonvillain, Nancy (2001). Women and Men: Cultural Constructs of Gender (3rd edn. ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-025973-X.
- Bonvillain, Nancy (2003). Language, Culture, and Communication: The Meaning of Messages (4th edn. ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-097953-8.
- Bonvillain, Nancy (2003). Native American Religions. Native America, no. 3. München: Lincom Europa. ISBN 3-89586-343-2.