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Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 260

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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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Ethnic Studies
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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.  My book, Native Space: Indigenous Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism (OSU Press, and the First Peoples series) examines the ways that Native people in North America sustain and create indigenous geographies in settler colonial nations.  My second book, A People's Guide to Portland and Beyond (pre-contract with UC Press), highlights lesser known sites of social justice and oppression across Portland.  I also write on pedagogy, contemporary media, college cultural centers, and popular culture.  My articles and chapters appear in Journal of Geography, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Diversity in Disney Films (MacFarland), Teaching Race in the 21st Century (Palgrave/Springer), Yearbook of the Assocaition of Pacific Coast Geographers, and Nexus: Complicating Community and Centering the Self (Cognella).  

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 California College of the Arts (Critical Studies), San Francisco State University (American Indian Studies), and UC San Diego (Ethnic Studies).

I 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 2013 Center for the Humanities fellowship Lecture Flyer.
My 2017 Center for the Humanities fellowship lecture flyer coming soon!  

Student Research and Highlights

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-in London, summer 2017)


My Publications



Barnd, Natchee B. Native Space: Geographic Strategies To Unsettle Settler Colonialism. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2017. Web. First Peoples: New Directions In Indigenous Studies.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.