Dr. Megan Alvarado-Saggese
Assistant Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Areas of expertise:

  • Latin American Indigenous studies
  • Latinx and Indigenous intersectionality;
  • Latin American and Indigenous visual cultures
  • Film and sound studies

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2022
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 2011
  • B.A., Brown University, 2006

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Esther G. Belin
Lecturer

Education:

  • MFA Creative Writing – Poetry, Antioch University, Los Angeles, 2007
  • AA Creative Writing – Poetry, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1995
  • BA Native American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Areas of expertise:

  • Poetry
  • DinĂ© Poetics
  • Restorative Justice
  • Literary Sovereignty
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Visual Spatial Memory
  • Indigenous Intersectionality
  • Indigenous Feminisms

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Dr. Majel Boxer
Chair & Associate Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Reservation

Expertise

  • 19th and 20th century Native American history
  • Indigenous Women’s history
  • Native American oral and written traditions
  • Native American religions and spirituality
  • History of tribal museums and indigenous cultural centers
  • Fort Lewis Indian school
  • Fort Lewis College Tuition Waiver
  • Racial discourse and public spaces

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • B.A., Washington State University, 2002

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Dr. Deanne Grant
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Native American & Indigenous Studies

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

Areas of expertise

  • Indigenous feminisms
  • Women of color feminisms
  • Indigenous sexual decolonization

Education

  • Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2019
  • Certificate in College Teaching, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2018
  • M.A. Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • M.A. International Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2007
  • B.A. International Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 2004

Contact:

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Kevan Joe
Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Areas of expertise:

  • Linguistics
  • Native American Languages
  • Language Documentation, Preservation, and Revitalization
  • Navajo & Na-Dene Languages and Linguistics
  • Polysynthesis in Languages of the Americas
  • Language Change and Shift

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Arizona, Anticipated 2024
  • M.A. in Linguistics (Specialization in Native American Languages), University of Arizona, 2021
  • B.A. in Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2014

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Dr. Ryan Rhadigan
Assistant Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Areas of expertise:

  • Language, land, and epistemology
  • Social and critical theory
  • Critical Indigenous theory
  • Indigenous archives
  • Indigenous science and technology studies

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2022
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College, 2006

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Dr. Richard M. Wheelock, Associate Professor Emeritus
Oneida of Wisconsin