Assistant Professor of Indigenous Environmental Studies
316C Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Boozhoo! I am an environmental social scientist with an emphasis on Native American and Indigenous studies. I am an enrolled citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. I was previously at Yale University as the Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Fellow. I hold a PhD in Critical Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and a MA in Indigenous Studies from the University of Kansas.
I utilize Indigenous research methodologies to conceptualize my research on Odawa-nmé (lake sturgeon) relationships and how Anishinaabe ways of knowing, such as bimaadiziwin (living well), can unify and restore balance to their non-human relatives. My research calls attention to Indigenous restoration programs—in all their complex social, political, and scientific realms—as key sources for formulating responses to climate change.