Associate Professor
natchee.barnd@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-1113

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 260

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Education: 

PhD, MA Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
MA American Indian Studies, UCLA
BA Ethnic Studies & Philosophy, Sonoma State University

Service: 

Editor-in-Chief, Ethnic Studies Review
Chair, OSU Press Editorial Board
Fellow 2022-23, Natural History Museum
Public Voices Fellow 2021, The OpEd Project
Advisor, Benton County Historical Society
Advisory Board, Environmental Arts & Humanities

Additional Information: 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
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 (and was awarded the Association for Ethnic Studies' 2021 Outstanding Book Award). 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, e-flux Architecture/Guggenheim, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, People and Nature, Social Text/Natural History Museum (forthcoming 2023), Urban GeographySeminar: 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 final revisions
  2. co-editing a book on Indigenous Cartographies -- in progress
  3. an analytic survey of Ethnic Studies programs in the United States -- in progress
  4. a book on "race as space" -- just getting started

My most notable pedagogical project is the ongoing Social Justice Tours of Corvallis (see publications), 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
Courses taught
  • Making Alliances & Solidarities 
  • Environmental Racism (including Honors)
  • Indigenous Ocean and Coast (spring 2023)
  • 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 - England, summer 2017)
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity in Japan (Honors - Japan, summer 2019)
Media and Interviews
My Publications

2018

2017

Book

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

2015

Book Chapter

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

2014

Journal Article

Barnd, Natchee. 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

Barnd, Natchee. 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. Ed. Johnson Cheu. 2013. Print. Diversity In Disney Films: Critical Essays On Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality And Disability.

Miscellaneous

2010

Journal Article

Barnd, Natchee. 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

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

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