Dr. Kim TallBear Joins Our Faculty Fall 2013
Posted: September 4, 2013
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kim TallBear to our department this Fall. Dr. TallBear is a social anthropologist who studies how genomics is co-constituted with ideas of race and indigeneity and has become interested in the overlap between constructions of "nature" and "sexuality," including as they are analyzed within the burgeoning literature on "queer ecologies." She is enrolled in the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. She just ended a three-year term as an elected Council Member to the international Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Dr. TallBear received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was previously a Donald D. Harrington Fellow at the University of Texas in 2012-13 and Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.