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Dr. Joseph Brewer II

Director, Indigenous Studies Program
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
Primary office:
Lippincott Hall, room 6G
Second office:
Lindley Hall, room 300


Prof. Brewer works with Indigenous peoples on initiatives, concerns, and issues related to natural resources management/stewardship; energy sovereignty and self-determination; the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP); land tenure; and how local/regional Indigenous knowledge informs state/federal natural resources management agencies.


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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