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Joanne Barker is Lenape (a citizen of the Delaware Tribe of Indians). She is professor of American Indian Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Indigenous Studies in Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity Studies at the University of Chicago. Barker’s work focuses on ways that gender is an inextricable part of colonialism and imperialism within the United States and Canada. Her work explores the role that gender, sexuality and feminism play in movements towards indigenous sovereignty and self determination. Barker’s transnational approach crosses national boundaries, making historical and scholarly connections between the oppression and resistance of marginalized communities. Her book Red Scare: The State's Indigenous Terrorist (University of California Press, 2021) has been awarded the Best Subsequent Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).

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April 24, 2023
10:15 am - 11:15 am

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American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program

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