Faculty

 

American Indian Studies Department Faculty

 

Joanne Barker, PhD

Professor

  • Native Law and Politics
  • Women's/Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies

 

Robert Keith Collins, PhD

Associate Professor and Department Chair

  • American Indian History and Cultural Changes
  • American Indian and African Interactions in the Americas
  • Black Indians
  • Ethno-linguistics
  • Person-Centered Ethnography

 

Andrew Jolivette, PhD

Professor

  • Mixed-Race Identity
  • Comparative Race Relations
  • American Indian Cultural Representation
  • Creole Studies
  • Health DIsparities and Sexuality
  • Sociology and the Urban Indian Experience


Melissa K. Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Native American Ecology/ Environmental Studies
  • California Indian Cultures
  • Oral Literatures and Multimedia
  • Cultural Revitalization
  • Science & Ethics

 

John-Carlos Perea, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Music and Identity
  • Jim Pepper
  • Urban American Indian Musical Cultures
  • Urban Indigeneity

 

LECTURERS

 

Amy Cassleman, M.A.

Lecturer

  • California Indians

 

Phil Klasky, M.A.

Lecturer

  • Native American Ecology/ Environment Studies
  • California Indian Cultures
  • Oral Literature and Multimedia
  • Cultural Revitalization
  • Science & Ethics

 

Eddie Madril, M.A.

Lecturer

  • Ethnic Studies

 

Kathy Wallace

Lecturer

  • Basket weaving
  • California Indian Art