The mission of the American Indian Studies Department is to educate, inspire, and prepare students for engaged careers and/or graduate school and to be an educational hub and site for community participation and learning focused on the Indigenous peoples of the northern Americas.
Joanne Barker, Professor and Chair
News and Announcements
Congratulations to the
American Indian Studies Graduates of 2021
Angelique Chantelle Archuleta, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Emilio Fentanes, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Cheyenne Lacosta Garcia, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Araceli Garcia-Ponthier, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Pilar Moreno, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Cum Laude Honors
American Indian Studies Department Graduate Hood
Christin Ashley Ornells, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Tania Rose Salabye, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Shawnee Marie Sample, B.A. in American Indian Studies
Summa Cum Laude Honors
Sophia Blackdeer-Young, American Indian Studies Minor
Gwen Louise Howell, American Indian Studies Minor
Kristi Lozinto, American Indian Studies Minor
Sierra Stark, American Indian Studies Minor
Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Johnet Scholarship for Native Americans Recipients
Cathleen Manuel, M.A. in Ethnic Studies Student
Coastal Pomo and Southern Marin Miwok/Pit River, Modoc, and Yuki
Joseph Orozco, B.A. BECA
CONGRATULATIONS: John-Carlos Perea's book chapter, "Native 'Noise' and the Politcs of Powwow Musicking in a University Soundscape," is part of an edited collection, Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America, that has won the 2020 Ellen Koskoff Prize for Edited Collections from the Society for Ethnomusicology.
NEW PUBLICATION: John-Carlos Perea, “Music in Native America: The Intertribal Powwow.” In Global Music Cultures, eds. Bonnie C. Wade and Patricia Sheehan Campbell. New York: Oxford University Press.
Invited Research Presentation: John-Carlos Perea, “Encounters with Ethnomusicologists: Teaching Music/Teaching Culture.”
World Music Pedagogy Professional Development Webinar Series. October 17, 2020.
Invited Conference Roundtable Presentation: John-Carlos Perea, “Navigating a Path toward Tenure: Focus on Underrepresented Minorities.”
Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Sponsored by the SEM Diversity Action Committee and the SEM Board.
RADIO: Check out Prof. Eddie Madril as one of the local hosts of the Bay Native Circle on KPFA.
NEW PODCAST: Roger Kuhn, Unsettling Eros & Decolonizing Sexuality (2020)
with the Queer Spirit Community.