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

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: Indigenous 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 Portland. I also write on pedagogy, contemporary media, college cultural centers, and popular culture. My writings appear in the Journal of Geography, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, CartographicaSeminar: A Journal of Germanic StudiesDiversity in Disney Films (MacFarland), AAG Review of Books,Teaching Race in the 21st Century (Palgrave/Springer), Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Nexus: Complicating Community and Centering the Self (Cognella), and Oregon Humanities. In addition to the book, I am currently working on 1) an article on teaching Ethnic Studies during study broad, 2) a project about place names in national parks (hopefully for Science!), and 3) a collaborative work between e-flux journal and the Guggenheim on space and architecture. 

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).

Several years ago, 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.

Student Research and Highlights
  • Ethnic Studies Student Research Symposium: 2017 / 2018
  • Oregon Archival Research Field Trip (April 25, 2017)
  • Check out Ethnic Studies graduate Zandro Lerma's feature video and story for Spring 2014 commencement
  • Social Justice Tours of Corvallis (#1, 2, and #3) -- all created by/with my Ethnohistory Methodology classes
    Social Justice Tour of Corvallis 1 Social Justice Tour of Corvallis 2 Social Justice Tour of Corvallis 3
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)
My Publications


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.


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.


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.