Lecturer John James Dougherty

John James Dougherty

Ph.D., Native American Studies, UC Berkeley
Email: jdougherty@sfsu.edu

At SF State since:

Fall 2019


  • PhD, Ethnic Studies, University of California-Berkeley
  • MA, Ethnic Studies, University of California-Berkeley
  • BA, Anthropology, Portland State University

Courses Taught:

  • American Indian Studies 150: American Indian History in the United States
  • American Indian Studies 205: American Indians and US Laws
  • American Indian Studies 520: American Indian Ecology
  • Ethnic Studies 300GW: Writing in Ethnic Studies

Research interests: 

indigenous histories, environmental justice, federal Indian policy, race and indigeneity, North American West 


Dougherty, John J. “Talk the Language of the Larger World: Fishing Wars, Natural Resources, and the Birth of the Sovereignty Movement in the Postwar Pacific Northwest.” Western Legal History (2014). 


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the American West, Stanford University
  • Afffiliated Faculty, Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley
  • Affiliated Scholar, Institute for the Study of Social Issues, UC Berkeley
  • Affiliated Scholar, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley
  • University of California Dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley