San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Office: Ethnic Studies & Psychology (EP) Building #106
Phone: (415) 338-7062
FAX: (415) 405-0496
Please note that as a general rule I only respond to work related emails during normal university business hours, M-F 9-5, and not on weekends or during holidays.
Teaching: AIS 100: Introduction to American Indian Studies; AIS 205: American Indians and US Laws; AIS 460: Power and Politics in American Indian History; AIS 694: Community Service Learning.
Office Hours: Thursday 12:30-1:30 and by appointment (August 26-December 16).
Teaching: AIS 205: American Indians and US Laws; AIS 460: Power and Politics in American Indian History; AIS 535: American Indian Film.
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00 and by appointment (January 27 – May 16)
Second Annual SFSU
American Indian Studies Film Series
For information, see the AIS Blog.
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Joanne Barker (Lenape [Delaware Tribe of Indians]) is associate professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Department from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000 on the work of identity and identification in indigenous struggles for sovereignty and self-determination. She is author of Native Acts: Law Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity (Duke University Press, 2011) and editor of Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination (Nebraska, 2005). She is involved in repatriation rights, environmental justice, and anti-war politics. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the University of California, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
Editor, Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination. Contemporary Indigenous Issues Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2011.
Editor, Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Durham and London: Duke University Press (contracted).
Articles & Chapters
"Indian™ U.S.A." Wicazō Śa Review: A Native American Studies Journal 18, no. 1 (2003), 24-79.
"The Human Genome Diversity Project: 'Peoples', 'Populations', and the Cultural Politics of Identification." Cultural Studies 18, no. 4 (2004), 578-613.
“Looking for Warrior Woman (Beyond Pocahontas)." this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation. AnaLouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds. (New York: Routledge Press, 2002, 314-325). Reprinted in, though originally written for, Beyond the Frame. Neferti Tadiar and Angela Davis, eds. (New York: Palgrave Press, 2005, 61-76).
“For Whom Sovereignty Matters.” Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination. Contemporary Indigenous Issues Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
"Recognition." Special joint issue of Indigenous Nations Journal and American Studies 46, nos. 3/4 (Fall 2005/Spring 2006), 117-145.
"Gender, Sovereignty, and the Discourse of Rights in Native Women's Activism." Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 7, no. 1 (2006), 127-161.
“The Recognition of NAGPRA: A Human Rights Promise Deferred.” Sovereignty Struggles and Native Rights in the United States: State and Federal Recognition. Amy E. Den Ouden and Jean M. O’Brien, editors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
“Self-Determination.” The Critical Ethnic Studies Journal (Spring 2014).
“The Specters of Recognition.” U.S. Colonialism in Formation. Alyosha Goldstein, ed. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2014.
“Gender.” The Indigenous World of North America. Robert Warrior, ed. New York: Routledge Press, 2014.
“Critically Sovereign.” Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Joanne Barker, ed. Durham and London: Duke University Press (contracted).
“In Debt: A Reconsideration of ‘Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime’ from Manna-hata.” Critical Ethnic Studies Lecture Series. University of California, Santa Cruz, October 3, 2013.
“In Debt.” Economies of Dispossession (II): Accumulation in Crisis. American Studies Association Annual Meeting. “Beyond the Logic of Debt: Towards an Ethics of Collective Dissent,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 21-24, 2013.
“Homonationalism and Indigenationalism: Israeli Apartheid and the U.S. Normalization of Human Rights.” Center for American Studies and Research at the American University Beirut, Transnational American Studies Conference, January 6-9, 2014.
American Studies Book Fair, University of New Mexico, February 20-21, 2014.
American Studies Lecture Series, University of Southern California. February 26, 2014.
New York University/Harvard University, March 2014.
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, May 2014.