Joseph Brewer II

Environmental Studies Program
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9174
Snow Hall
Room 252
University of Kansas


Professor Brewer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He most recently served as an assistant professor and acting dean in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University. His research interests include natural resources management for American Indian and Alaskan Natives, energy sovereignty for American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives, the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP), Indian land tenure, and how local/regional Indigenous knowledge informs state/federal natural resources management offices.

Education

Ph.D., Arid Lands Resource Sciences, University of Arizona

M.A., American Indian Studies, University of Arizona

B.S., Sociology, Iowa State University

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Land Tenure
  • Sovereignty
  • Indigenous ecosystems management
  • Natural resources management
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Resilience and adaptation

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Dine (Navajo) Ethnobotany Presented by Visiting Native Scholar Arnold Clifford, Ethnobotanist
Thursday, April 27 | 2:30 p.m.
Wescoe 1007, KU campus
Sponsored by Haskell Indian Nations University K-INBRE Visiting Scholar Program, KU Indigenous Studies and Environmental Studies programs, and Climate Change and Indigenous Communities EPSCoR Project

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Wednesday, April 26 | 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Brosseau Center for Learning, Spencer Museum of Art
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Johnson County Community College Gymnasium
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May 19-20 | Times TBD

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