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Area of Expertise: Academia
"Unlike the maps that designate Indian land as existing only in certain places, wherever we went there were Natives and Native spaces, and if there weren't, we carved them out."
Mishuana Goeman is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Chair of American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program and Associate Director of American Indian Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her doctorate from Stanford University’s Modern Thought and Literature and was a UC Presidential Post-doctoral fellow at Berkeley. Her research involves thinking through colonialism, geography and literature in ways that generate anti-colonial tools in the struggle for social justice. Her book, Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) was honoured at the American Association for Geographic Perspectives on Women and a finalist for best first book from NAISA. Bio from UCLA