Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-1113

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 260

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

PhD, MA Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
MA American Indian Studies, UCLA
BA Ethnic Studies & Philosophy (+ Native American Studies minor), Sonoma State University

Additional Information: 

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Ethnic Studies
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. My book, Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism (OSU Press, and the First Peoples series) illustrates 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 the city of Portland. I also write on pedagogy, cartography, contemporary media, college cultural centers, and popular culture. My writing appears in the following

(Journals) -- Journal of Geography, Cartographica, Mobilities (forthcoming 2022), e-flux Architecture/Guggenheim, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, AAG Review of Books, Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Oregon Humanities, and...

(Books) -- Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education (Routledge), Diversity in Disney Films (MacFarland), Teaching Race in the 21st Century (Palgrave/Springer), Nexus: Complicating Community and Centering the Self (Cognella).

In addition to my second book, I am currently working on:

  1. an article about teaching Ethnic Studies during study abroad (under review)
  2. a co-authored project about racist and settler colonial toponyms in national parks
  3. an analytic survey of Ethnic Studies programs in the United States
  4. analysis of a "Red Natural History"

My most notable pedagogical project is the ongoing Social Justice Tours of Corvallis (see below), a student-led research and experiential community learning series.

I greatly enjoy my work with colleagues at the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Note: this should not be read as an endorsement by either community). I have worked extensively with on-campus cultural centers [see this video on the OSU cultural centers, the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center page, and Sacramento State University's Multicultural Center], 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).

Student Research and Highlights
Social Justice Tours of Corvallis (1, 2, 3, and 4) -- all created by/with my Ethnohistory Methodology classes







Courses taught
  • Making Alliances & Solidarities 
  • Environmental Racism (including Honors)
  • Indigenous Ocean and Coast (pending)
  • Introduction to Native American Studies (including Honors)
  • Research Methods: Ethnic Studies
  • 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
  • Mapping Activism and Power in Portland and Beyond (Honors)
  • London, Sugar, and Slavery (Honors-in London, summer 2017)
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity in Japan (Honors-in Tokyo, summer 2019)
Media and Interviews
My Publications


Book Chapter

Barnd, Natchee. Scripting Change: The Social Justice Tour Of Corvallis. Transformative Approaches To Social Justice Education: Equity And Access In The College Classrooms. Ed. Nana Osei-Kofi, Boovy, Bradley, & Furman, Kali. Routledge, 2021. Print. Transformative Approaches To Social Justice Education: Equity And Access In The College Classrooms.

Web Article

Barnd, Natchee. Permissions Are Not Forthcoming. e-flux Architecture and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 2021. Web. E-Flux Architecture And Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


Journal Article


Journal Article

Barnd, Natchee, and Bradley Boovy. Activating Affinities. Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 55.4 (2019): n. pag. Web. Seminar: A Journal Of Germanic Studies.




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