Visiting Faculty

Joanne Barker is Lenape — a citizen of the Delaware Tribe of Indians. She is professor of American Indian Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She has authored Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity (Duke University Press, 2011) and Red Scare: State Discourses of the Indigenous Terrorist (University of California Press, 2021). Red Scare has been awarded the Best Subsequent Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. She serves on The Segorea Te Land Trust Board, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.

audra simpson

Audra Simpson is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She researches and writes about Indigenous and settler society, politics and history. She is the author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press, 2014), winner of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize, the Laura Romero Prize from the American Studies Association, the Sharon Stephens Prize from the American Ethnological Society (2015) and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2014. She is co-editor of Theorizing Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2014). She has articles in South Atlantic Quarterly, Postcolonial Studies, Theory & Event, Cultural Anthropology, American Quarterly, Junctures, Law and Contemporary Problems and Wicazo Sa Review. She was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto in 2018, the Nicholson Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Unit for Criticism and Theory at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 2019.  In 2010 she won Columbia University’s School for General Studies “Excellence in Teaching Award.” In 2020 she won the Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching.  She is a Kahnawà:ke Mohawk.