Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies and WGSS

Office: 541-737-7831

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
  • American Indian Caucus: Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Centre for Global Indigenous Futures
  • Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • National Women's Studies Association

PhD: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, OSU
MAIS: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ethnic Studies; Queer Studies, OSU
BS: Anthropology, OSU
BS: Ethnic Studies, OSU



  • Core Leadership, President’s Commission on Indigenous Affairs
  • CLA Senator, Faculty Senate
  • Bias Response Team
  • Faculty Advisor, Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Kappa Chapter


  • Indigenous Peoples Caucus Chair, National Women's Studies Association


  • Native American & Alaska Native Advisory Committee, Oregon Department of Education
  • Co-Vice Chair, Corvallis School Board
  • Board Member, MMIW USA
Honors and Awards: 
  • Bill and Caroline Wilkins Faculty Development Award. College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. 2022.
  • Presidents Dissertation Award. Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition. 2021.

  • Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award. Office of Institutional Diversity at Oregon State University. 2019.

  • Student Affairs Service Award. Division of Student Affairs at Oregon State University. 2017.

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 
  • ES 241: Introduction to Native American Studies
  • ES/WGSS/QS 375: Arts & Social Justice
  • ES 444/544: Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the United States
  • ES 448/548: Native American Philosophies
  • WGSS 319: Feminist Decolonizing Methodologies: Social Justice Research
  • WGSS/QS 476/576: Transnational Sexualities
  • Indigenous Feminisms
  • Indigenous Resistance & Pop Culture
Research/Career Interests: 

California Indigenous studies, Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous rhetorics, Indigenous activism, MMIW, national law & policy, Indigenous land & water rights.

My Publications

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