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Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 260

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
PhD and MA in Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
MA in American Indian Studies, UCLA
BA in Ethnic Studies and Philosophy, minor in Native American Studies, Sonoma State University

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Ethnic Studies
Courses Taught: 
  • Environmental Racism (including Honors)
  • Introduction to Native American Studies (including Honors)
  • Ethnohistory Methodology
  • Native American Assimilation and Activism (including Honors)
  • Public Discourse and Writing on Race (Writing Intensive Course)
  • Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • Race, Space, and Difference
  • Native American Experience in the 20th Century US
  • Mapping Activism and Power in Portland and Beyond (Honors)
  • London, Sugar, and Slavery (Honors, coming summer 2017)
Research/Career Interests: 

I am a comparative and critical ethnic studies scholar interested in the intersections between ethnic studies, cultural geography, and indigenous studies.  My research focuses on issues of race, space, and indigenous geographies.  I am currently working to publish my first book on the use of Indianness in the production of social and cultural spaces.  I also write on pedagogy, contemporary media, and popular culture, and have begun comparative work on spatiality and indigeneity in English settler colony nations (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States).

I have worked extensively with on-campus cultural centers [see this video on the OSU cultural centers], with a special emphasis on combining scholarship, mentoring, and community building.  Before joining Oregon State University I taught at a number of schools, including San Francisco State University and UC San Diego.

I recently had the honor of interviewing some of OSU's Native American Longhouse staff, as part of a collaborative oral history project between the Longhouse, Ethnic Studies, and Oregon Multicultural Archives.

My Center for the Humanities fellowship Lecture Flyer

Student highlight
Check out Ethnic Studies graduate Zandro Lerma's feature video and story for Spring 2014 commencement. 

My Publications

2015

Book Chapter

Barnd, Natchee B et al. Of The Cross: Dancing Like An Octopus And Other Acts Of Serious Ridiculousness. Nexus: Complicating Community And Centering The Self. Charlene Martinez. Cognella, Inc., 2015. 259-267. Print. Nexus: Complicating Community And Centering The Self.

2014

Journal Article

Barnd, Natchee B. A Tribal Litany For Survival: Dresslerville, Nevada And South Lake Tahoe, California. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 76 (2014): n. pag. Print. Yearbook Of The Association Of Pacific Coast Geographers.

2013

Book Chapter

Cheu, Johnson, and Natchee B Barnd. White Man's Best Friend: Race And Privilege In Oliver And Company. Diversity In Disney Films: Critical Essays On Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality And Disability. 2013. Print. Diversity In Disney Films: Critical Essays On Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality And Disability.

Miscellaneous

2010

Journal Article

Barnd, Natchee B. Inhabiting Indianness: Colonial Culs-De-Sac. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34.3 (2010): 27 - 45. Print. American Indian Culture And Research Journal.

2009

Book Chapter

Guerrero, Lisa, and Natchee B Barnd. A New Era For Teaching American Indian Studies. Teaching Race In The 21St Century: College Teachers Talk About Their Fears, Risks, And Rewards. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Print. Teaching Race In The 21St Century: College Teachers Talk About Their Fears, Risks, And Rewards.