Scott Andrews, Ph.D., Director
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1987
M.A., University of California, Riverside, 1993
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2000
Dr. Andrews is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He teaches American and American Indian literatures in the English Department and the American Indian Studies Program's course on popular culture. Dr. Andrews has published book reviews, essays, fiction, and poetry.
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Karren Baird-Olson, Ph.D.
B.S., Montana State University, Bozeman, 1962
M.A., University of Montana, Missoula, 1984
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1994
Dr. Baird-Olson is of Wyandot descent and in 1958 she married into the Nakota Nation of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux reservation (Montana). She teaches American Indian Studies courses and criminology courses in the Department of Sociology. Her publications include articles on American Indian women's spiritual practices, victimization, and activism.
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Brian Burkhart, Ph.D.
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1997
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008
Dr. Burkhart is of Cherokee descent but grew up on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. He specializes in American Indian intellectual history, environemental philosophy and justice, sacred places and development, and other issues. His forthcoming book is titled Respect for Kinship: Toward an Indigenous Environmental Ethics.
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Kimberly Robertson, Ph.D..
B.A. University of Northern Colorado, 1999
M.A., University of Michigan, 2001
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2012
Dr. Robertson is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation and an activist, teacher, scholar, and mother. She teaches courses in American Indian Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies. Her academic interests and political commitments include the relationships between violence against Native women, the construction of identity, urbanity, sovereignty, and indigenous feminisms.
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AIS Program Advisory Board
- Scott Andrews, English
- Karren Baird-Olson, American Indian Studies, Sociology/Criminology
- Brian Burkhart, American Indian Studies
- Loretta Winters, Sociology
- Douglas Carranza, Central American Studies
- Rosa Furumoto, Chicano/a Studies
- Doris Clark, EOP Admissions and Partnerships
- Kimberly Robertson, American Indian Studies, Gender & Women's Studies
- Thomas Kadenihii
- Danielle Glenn-Rivera
- Tim Belfield
- Pamela Villasenor
- Ron Andrade
- Rudy Ortega Jr.