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



Dear Community,
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Kathy Wallace has walked on in her journey. She joined AIS almost 10 years ago to teach the art class, courses in Native California, and serve as the NAGPRA Program's tribal cultural liaison. She was a dear friend and advisor, an amazing teacher and mentor, and a generous and kind spirit. Our prayers are with her family.

Joanne Barker, Professor and Chair, American Indian Studies

Tuesday, September 29, 2020



Wildfires Flyer (.pdf)

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.



NEW PUBLICATION: Joanne Barker, guest editor, Indigeneity, Feminism, Activism, special issue of American Indian Culture and Research Journal 43(3).




The AIS Red Tawks are now available on the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel. Videos will be posted as edited.