Jay T. Johnson


Jay Johnson
  • Affiliate Faculty, Indigenous Studies
  • Associate Chair and Professor, Geography & Atmospheric Science
  • Director, C-FIRST

Contact Info

Office phone:
Department phone:
Lindley Hall, room 402
1475 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Biography

My current research interests concern the broad area of Indigenous peoples' cultural survival with specific regard to the areas of resource management, political activism at the national and international levels, and the philosophies and politics of place, which underpin the drive for cultural survival. Much of my work is comparative in nature and has focused predominately on New Zealand, the Pacific and North America.

Education

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Hawaii, 2003, Manoa, HI
Graduate certificate, International Cultural Studies, University of Hawaii, 2000, Manoa, HI
M.S. in Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 1991, Lawrence, KS
B.A., University of Kansas, 1987, Lawrence, KS

Selected Publications

BOOKS & REPORTS

Larsen, Soren C. and Jay T. Johnson. 2017. Being together in place: Indigenous coexistence in a more-than-human world. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 264.

Johnson, Jay T., Renee Pualani Louis and Andrew Kliskey. 2014. Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. pp. 116.

Johnson, Jay T. and Soren C. Larsen, eds. 2013. A Deeper Sense of Place: Stories and Journeys of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. pp. 243.

PUBLICATIONS – REFEREED

Larsen, Soren C. and Jay T. Johnson. 2018. The Lynching of James T. Scott and the Spectral Agency of Place. Southeastern Geographer. 58 (1): 27-27

Brewer, J. P., II, Vandever, S.* and Johnson, Jay T. 2018. Towards energy sovereignty: Biomass as sustainability in Interior Alaska. Sustainability Science. 13 (2): 417-429.

Larsen, Soren C. and Jay T. Johnson. 2016. The agency of place: toward a more-than-human geographical self. Geohumanities Journal. 2 (1): 149-166.

Johnson, Jay T. and Clare Madge. 2016. Empowering Methodologies: Feminist and Indigenous Approaches. In Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, edited by I. Hay. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 76-94.

Johnson, Jay T., Richard Howitt, Gregory Cajete, Fikret Berkes, Renee Pualani Louis, and Andrew Kliskey. 2016. Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences to Diversify our Methods. Sustainability Science 11 (1): 1-11.

Whyte, Kyle Powys, Brewer, Joseph P., and Johnson, Jay T. 2016. Weaving Indigenous Science, Protocols and Sustainability Science. Sustainability Science 11 (1): 25-32.

Coombes, Brad, Jay T. Johnson, and Richard Howitt. 2014. Indigenous Geographies III: Methodological innovation and the unsettling of participatory research. Progress in Human Geography 38 (6): 845-854, first published on February 10, 2014.

Johnson, Jay T. and Soren C. Larsen. 2013. Introduction: A deeper sense of place. In A Deeper Sense of Place: Stories and Journeys of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration, edited by J. Johnson and S. Larsen. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press p. 7-18.

Johnson, Jay T. 2013. Kaitiakitanga: telling the stories of Māori self-determination in resource management. In A Deeper Sense of Place: Stories and Journeys of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration, edited by J. Johnson and S. Larsen. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press p. 127-138.

Johnson, Jay T. 2013. Dancing into place: the role of the powwow within urban Indigenous communities. In Indigenous in the city: contemporary identities and cultural innovation, edited by E. Peters and C. Anderson. Vancouver: UBC Press p. 316-323.

Coombes, Brad, Jay T. Johnson, and Richard Howitt. 2013. Indigenous geographies II: the aspirational spaces in postcolonial politics – reconciliation, belonging and social provision. Progress in Human Geography 37 (5): 691-700.

Johnson, Jay T. 2012. Place-based learning and knowing: A critical pedagogy grounded in Indigeneity. GeoJournal 77 (6): 829-836.

Larsen, Soren C. and Jay T. Johnson. 2012. In between worlds: place, experience, and research in Indigenous geography. Journal of Cultural Geography 29 (1): 1-15.

Larsen, Soren C. and Jay T. Johnson. 2012. Towards an "open" sense of place: Geography and the question of being. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102 (3): 632- 646.

Coombes, Brad, Jay T. Johnson and Richard Howitt. 2012. Indigenous Geographies I: Mere resource conflicts? The complexity in Indigenous land and environmental claims. Progress in Human Geography 36 (6): 810-821.

Johnson, Jay T. and Michael Yellow Bird. 2011. Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival. In Handbook on International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession, edited by L. Healy and R. Link. Oxford: Oxford University Press p. 208-213.

Coombes, Brad, Nicole Gombay, Jay T. Johnson and Wendy S. Shaw. 2011. The challenges of and from Indigenous Geographies: Implications for openly transcultural research. In The Companion to Social Geography, edited by R. Panelli. Oxford: Blackwell p. 472-489.

Johnson, Jay T. 2010. Indigeneity’s challenges to the settler-state: decentering the ‘imperial binary’. In Making Space: Settler-colonial perspectives on land, place and identity, edited by T. B. Mar and P. Edmonds. Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan UK p. 273-294.

Johnson, Jay T. 2008. Kitchen Table Discourse: negotiating the ‘Tricky Ground’ of Indigenous research. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 32 (3): 127-137.

Johnson, Jay T. 2008. Indigeneity’s challenges to the white settler-state: creating a thirdspace for dynamic citizenship. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 33 (1): 29-52.

Johnson, Jay T., and Brian Murton. 2007. Re/placing Native Science: Indigenous voices in contemporary constructions of nature. Geographical Research 45 (2):121-129.

Johnson, Jay T., Renee Pualani Louis, and Albertus Hadi Pramono. 2006. Facing the Future: Encouraging Cartographic Literacies in Indigenous Communities. ACME: An International E-Journal of Critical Geography 4 (1): 80-98.

Johnson, Jay T. 2003. Indigenous Resource Management and Treaty Partnership: Aotearoa/New Zealand and Nunavut Territory, Canada. In Windows on a Changing World: NZGS Conference 2003, edited by J. Gao, R. Le Heron and J. Logie. Auckland: New Zealand Geographical Society, 101-106.

PUBLICATIONS – NON-REFEREED

Nagel, Joane, Jay T. Johnson and Thomas D. Hall. 2015. Indigenous Peoples. In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism, edited by J. Stone, D. Rutledge, P. Rizova, and A. D. Smith. New York: Wiley-Blackwell

Johnson, Jay T. 2012. Review 4 – spaces between us: queer settler colonialism and Indigenous decolonization by Scott Lauria Morgensen. Gender, Place & Culture 19 (5): 693-695.

Louis, Renee Pualani, Jay T. Johnson and Albertus Hadi Pramono. 2012. Editorial Introduction: Indigenous Cartographies and Counter-mapping. Cartographica 47 (2): 77-79.

The Hi‘iaka Working Group. 2011. Indigenous Knowledges Driving Technological Innovation, aapi nexus 9 (1): 1-9.

Johnson, Jay T. 2010. Indigeneity. In Encyclopedia of Geography, edited by B. Warf. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications p. 1554-1556.

Johnson, Jay T. 2009. Review of Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination, Knowledge, Indigeneity by Henry Minde, Harald Gaski, Svein Jentoft, Georges Midré. The Geographical Journal 175 (3): 238-9.

Johnson, Jay T., Garth Cant, Richard Howitt and Evelyn Peters. 2007. Creating anti-colonial geographies: Embracing Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights. Geographical Research 45 (2):117-120 (editorial introduction for a special edition).

Johnson, Jay T. 2005. Review of Indigenous Peoples: Resource Management and Global Rights by Jentoft, Svein, H. Minde and R. Nilsen. New Zealand Geographer 61 (2):176- 77.

EDITOR – JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITIONS

Johnson, Jay T., Renee Pualani Louis and Andrew Kliskey. 2016. Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences to Diversify our Methods. Sustainability Science.

Louis, Renee Pualani, Jay T. Johnson and Albertus Hadi Pramono. 2012 Indigenous Cartographies and Counter-mapping. Cartographica 47 (2).

Larsen, Soren C. and Jay T. Johnson. 2012. In between worlds: place, experience, and research in Indigenous geography. Journal of Cultural Geography 29 (1).

 Johnson, Jay T., Garth Cant, Richard Howitt, and Evelyn Peters. 2007. Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights. Geographical Research 45 (2).

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Johnson, Jay T., Joseph P. Brewer and Kyle Powys Whyte. Reciprocal Guardianship. GeoHumanities

Selected Presentations

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Johnson, Jay T. & Larsen, Soren C. (2019) Sacred Boundaries: The Role of the Haskell Medicine Wheel Earthwork in Cross-Ontological Struggle, American Association of Geographers Conference, Washington, D.C. (National)

Johnson, Jay T., McClure, Katrina, Stevens, Lois, Moore, Keith & Wahwahsuck, Kynser (2018) Mentoring Our Own Native Scientists: Preparing Native American Students for Graduate School, SACNAS Conference, San Antonio, TX. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2018) The Next Generation of Native Scientists, Facilitating increased engagement between the research communities of Greenland and the U.S., Nuuk, Greenland. (Invited, Presentation)

 Larsen, Soren C. & Johnson, Jay T. (2018) Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More than Human World, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL. (Invited Seminar)

Johnson, Jay T. (2017). Decolonisation as a transition discourse: gazing toward the horizon to glimpse the pluriverse, Institute of British Geographers, London, United Kingdom. (International, Invited Plenary Panel)

Johnson, Jay T. & Larsen, S. C. (2017). Decolonising geography by being-together-in-place: situated engagement in a more-than-human world, Institute of British Geographers, London, United Kingdom. (International, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2017). Heeding the call of place: to speak, to create, and to teach. Institute of Australian Geographers, Brisbane, Australia. (International, Invited Plenary)

Johnson, Jay T., & Larsen, S. C. (2017). Heeding the call of the Wakarusa Wetlands: Learning reciprocal guardianship through coexistence. American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T., & Brewer, J. P. (2016). The Haskell/KU Collaboration in STEM Education. The Tribal College STEM Summit, Moscow, ID. (National, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T., & Larsen, S. C. (2016). Learning from place: Lessons of hospitality and reciprocity at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Aotearoa/New Zealand. American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T., Louis, R. P., Palmer, M., & Medicine Crow, E. (2014). Facilitating Indigenous Research, Science, and Technology: the story of an emerging network. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Tucson, AZ. (Regional)

Johnson, Jay T., Louis, R. P., & Kliskey, A. (2014). Negotiating the Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences Divide. Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL. (National)

Johnson, Jay T., Louis, R. P., & Kliskey, A. (2013). Negotiating the Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences Divide. International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Kyoto, Japan. (International)

Johnson, Jay T., Rankey, G., O'Brien, L., Uriam, K., & Feddema, J. (2013). Learning from Indigenous science: I-Kiribati awareness, knowledge and adaptation to environmental change. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2012). Author meets interlocutors: spaces between us: queer settler colonialism and indigenous decolonization by Scott Lauria Morgensen. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, New York, NY. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2012). Place-based learning and knowing: a critical pedagogy grounded in Indigeneity. The Hall Center for the Humanities: Nature and Culture Seminar series. (Local)

Johnson, Jay T. (2012). Thirdspace: the lived spaces of Indigenous self-determination. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, New York, NY. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2011). Defining Traditional Ecological Knowledges. Bridging Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Interdisciplinary Research in the Arctic, NSF funded IGERT conference, Juneau, AK. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2011). Storied Landscapes: Knowing the world through place. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association annual meeting, Sacramento, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2010). A Deeper Sense of Place: New Geographies of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2010). Dancing into place: the role of the pow-wow within urban Indigenous communities. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. (International, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2010). Dancing into place: the role of the pow-wow within urban Indigenous communities. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association annual meeting, Tucson, AZ. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2010). Indigenous Self-determination and Resource Management: Aotearoa/New Zealand and Nunavut Territory, Canada. Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand. (International, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2010). Kitchen Table Discourse: developing research relationships by identifying 'common ground'. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Washington, D.C. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2009). Dancing into place: the role of the pow-wow within urban Indigenous communities. Indigenous Urbanization in International Perspective Conference, Saskatoon, Canada. (International)

Johnson, Jay T. (2009). Indigenous Methodologies: Teaching Indigenous Perspectives in the Academy. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2009). Indigenous Resource Management and Treaty Partnership: Aotearoa/New Zealand and Nunavut Territory, Canada. Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Canada. (International)

Johnson, Jay T. (2009). Is Saying Sorry Enough? The Search for Truth and Reconciliation. Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2009). Places Postcolonialism Forgot: New Examinations of Center & Periphery. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2009). Storied Landscapes: place-based learning and knowing. National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. (Invited, National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2008). Autochthony, Indigeneity and Place. Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2008). Indigenous Geography and Education: Negotiating pedagogy in the classroom and the discipline. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2008). New Stories for Old Places. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2008). Storied Landscapes: Place-based learning and knowing. Language in Landscape Conference, Navajo Reservation. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2008). The Colonial Present V: Post-Coloniality and Indigenous Geography. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2007). Geography and Indigenous Peoples: New Directions. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2007). Place-based learning and knowing: Critical pedagogies anchored in Indigeneity. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2007). Place-based learning and knowing: Critical pedagogies grounded in Indigeneity. International Geographical Union Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. (International)

Johnson, Jay T. (2007). Place-based learning and knowing: Critical pedagogies grounded in Indigeneity. University of Missouri – Columbia, Department of Geography. (National, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). Facing Future: Encouraging Cartographic Literacy in Indigenous Communities. Association of American Geographers Joint Annual Meeting of the Great-Plains, Rocky Mountains and West Lakes Divisions, Lincoln, NE. (Regional)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). Re/placing Native Science: Indigenous Voices in Contemporary Constructions of Nature. Seminar presentation for the Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. (International, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). Re/placing Native Science: Indigenous Voices in Contemporary Constructions of Nature. Seminar presentation for the Departments of Human Geography and Aboriginal Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. (International, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). Re/placing Native science: Indigenous voices in contemporary constructions of nature. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). Strengthening Collaborations: the role of academics and theory in indigenous mapping projects. Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). Waitangi’s Contested Landscape. International Geographical Union Conference, Brisbane, Australia. (International)

Johnson, Jay T. (2006). ‘A map of tribal areas’: Mapping Pākehā authority onto Māori communities. Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2005). Bridging the Cultural Studies – Indigenous Studies divide: Can we find a place for critical theory in country? International Cultural Studies Seminar Series, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa series, Honolulu, HI. (National, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2005). Facing Future: Encouraging Cartographic Literacies in Indigenous Communities. The Indigenous Knowledges Conference - Reconciling Academic Priorities with Indigenous Realities, Wellington, New Zealand. (International)

Johnson, Jay T. (2005). Waitangi: A contested landscape. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2005). Waitangi: A contested landscape. Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Geographical Society, Christchurch, New Zealand. (International)

Johnson, Jay T., & Louis, R. P. (2004). Facing Future: Encouraging Cartographic Literacy. Joint plenary presentation, International Forum on Indigenous Mapping, Vancouver, BC. (International, Invited)

Johnson, Jay T. (2004). Doing Indigenous Geography: Approaches to Indigenous Methods and Research. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2004). Indigeneity's challenges to the white settler-state: creating a space for 'dynamic citizenship'. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2004). Indigenous Identity Politics and Technoscience. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2004). Indigenous Peoples: Place and Methodology. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T., & Murton, B. (2003). Colonialism and Place in Settler Colonies: Indigenous Agency and the Construction of Nature in the Contact Zone. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2003). Indigenous Resource Management and Treaty Partnership: Aotearoa and Nunavut, Canada. New Zealand Geographical Society 22nd Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. (International)

Johnson, Jay T. (2002). Biculturalism, Resource Management and Māori Self-determination. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2002). Posting Up: Positioning Research Methodology in Postcolonial Contexts. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2001). The Makah, the Environmentalist and the Whale: A Media Trial by Space. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2001). The State of Indigenous Peoples’ Geography. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY. (National)

Johnson, Jay T. (2000). The Nunavut Act: A Geography of Indigenous Self-Determination. American Indian Studies Conference, Boise, ID. (National)

PAPER SESSIONS

Discussant: “The Agency of Place,” American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 2016

Discussant: “Critical Issues in Indigenous Geography,” Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., 2010

Discussant: “Places Postcolonialism Forgot: New Examinations of Center & Periphery,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV, 2009

Discussant: “Indigenous Peoples: Place and Methodology,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA, 2004

SCHOLARLY PANELS

“For Freedoms Town Hall: Slowness” H&R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City, MO, 2018

“Co-Production: Knowledge & Research,” Facilitating increased engagement between the research communities of Greenland and the U.S., Nuuk, Greenland, 2018

“Arctic Horizons 2025: NSF forum on the Future of Arctic Social Research,” American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 2016

“Teaching Vine Deloria, Jr.” 8th Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium; Northwest Indian College, Lummi, WA, 2013

“Geographies of Hope Symposium” Association of American Geographers annual meeting; Los Angeles, CA, 2013

“Creative Placemaking” a panel discussion with the Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, at the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, 2012

“Author meets interlocutors: spaces between us: queer settler colonialism and Indigenous decolonization by Scott Lauria Morgensen” Association of American Geographers annual meeting; New York, NY, 2012

“A Deeper Sense of Place: New Geographies of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Washington, DC, 2010

“Indigenous Methodologies: Teaching Indigenous Perspectives in the Academy,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV, 2009

“Indigenous Geography and Education: Negotiating pedagogy in the classroom and the discipline,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Boston, MA, 2008

“The Colonial Present V: Post-Coloniality and Indigenous Geography,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Boston, MA, 2008

“New Stories for Old Places,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Boston, MA, 2008

“Geography and Indigenous Peoples: New Directions,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA, 2007

“Strengthening Collaborations: the role of academics and theory in indigenous mapping projects” Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics Conference; Cornell University, New York, 2006

“Indigenous Identity Politics and Technoscience,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA, 2004

“Doing Indigenous Geography: Approaches to Indigenous Methods and Research,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA, 2004

“Posting Up: Positioning Research Methodology in Postcolonial Contexts,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Los Angeles, CA, 2002

“The State of Indigenous Peoples’ Geography,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; New York, NY, 2001

INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

“The ethical and epistemological challenges to sharing qualitative data,” Qualitative Data Sharing and Use to Accelerate Synthesis for Conservation and Sustainability Science, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD 2017

“The Haskell/KU collaboration in STEM education,” with co-presenter Joe Brewer, The Tribal College STEM Summit, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2016

“How can we Work Together on Climate Change,” Haskell Indian Nations University in collaboration with the US Department of Arts & Culture, Lawrence, KS 2016

“Place-based learning and knowing: a critical pedagogy grounded in Indigeneity,” The Hall Center for the Humanities: Nature and Culture Seminar series, 2012

“Dancing into place: the role of the pow-wow within urban Indigenous communities,” Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2010

“Indigenous Self-determination and Resource Management: Aotearoa/New Zealand and Nunavut Territory, Canada,” Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand, 2010

“Storied Landscapes: place-based learning and knowing,” National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC, 2009

“Place-based learning and knowing: Critical pedagogies grounded in Indigeneity,” University of Missouri – Columbia, Department of Geography, 2007

“Re/placing Native Science: Indigenous Voices in Contemporary Constructions of Nature” seminar presentation for the Departments of Human Geography and Aboriginal Studies at Macquarie University; Sydney, Australia, 2006 and the Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2006.

“Bridging the Cultural Studies – Indigenous Studies divide: Can we find a place for critical theory in country?” International Cultural Studies Seminar Series, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, 2005

“Facing Future: Encouraging Cartographic Literacy,” Joint Plenary Presentation with Renee Pualani Louis at the International Forum on Indigenous Mapping; Vancouver, BC, 2004

Awards & Honors

Integrated Arts Research Initiative, Faculty Fellow, Spencer Museum of Art, 2019

Docking Faculty Scholar, University of Kansas Provost Office, $10,000/yr, 2016-18

Association of American Geographers Enhancing Diversity Award, 2014

Nominated for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Byron A Alexander/John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award, 2012

Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Parents Association, 2007

H. J. Wiens Memorial Award, annual award given to one graduating M.A. or Ph.D. student based on the student’s scholarly record, including thesis and other contributions to the department, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Geography $200, 2004

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Between the Rock and a Hard Place. Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2019-202, $20,000 Collaborator, PI Dave Loewenstein

Convergence NNA: Networking Indigenous Arctic and U.S. Southwest Communities on Knowledge Co-Production in Data Sciences. NSF, 2017-2021, $500,000 Collaborator, PI, Colleen Strawhecker, National Snow & Ice Data Center

A SHARED Future: Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Developments for the Future. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 2016-2021, CAN$2,000,000 Collaborator, PI, Heather Castleden, Queens University

HERS, Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute, KS NSF EPSCoR, 2017-2022, $3,650,000 PI, co-PI: Cody Marshall, Haskell Indian Nations University

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Bridging Knowledge Systems to Improve Ecosystem Management along the Yukon River, Alaska, NSF #1504203, 2015-2016, $36,507, PI, co-PI: Victoria Walsey, University of Kansas

FIRST, Facilitating Indigenous Research, Science, and Technology, Office of Polar Programs, NSF #1417767, 2015-2020, $499,956, PI, co-PIs: Renee Pualani Louis, University of Kansas; Liz Medicine Crow, First Alaskans Institute; Mark Palmer, University of Missouri

CHIRP3, Collaboratively Harnessing Indigenous Research Principles, Protocols, and Practices, Office of Polar Programs, NSF #1436506, 2014-2016, $299,920, co-PI, PI: Renee Pualani Louis, University of Kansas; co-PI, Liz Medicine Crow, First Alaskans Institute

Being-together-in-place: A geohumanistic exploration of place-based politics in postcolonial settler-states, American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Fellowship, 2014-2016, $140,000 PI, co-PI: Soren Larsen, University of Missouri (National Academies Highly Prestigious Awards in the Arts and Humanities)

WIS2DOM, Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods, Office of Polar Programs, NSF #1233266, 2012-2013, $85,454, PI, co-PI’s: Renee Pualani Louis, University of Kansas; Andrew Kliskey, University of Alaska-Anchorage

Learning from Indigenous Science: Indigenous Perception and Adaptation to Environmental Change in Kiribati, The Commons at the University of Kansas, 2012-2013, $28,950, PI, co-PI’s: Gene Rankey, KU Geology; Kambati Uriam, University of South Pacific History; Michelle Mary, KU Geology PhD student; Lara O’Brien, KU Geography MA student

Indigenous Ecological Knowledges and Geographic Information Systems, Office of Polar Programs, NSF #1044906, 2010-12, (original award $59,733 to Oregon State University) grant sub-awarded to KU in 2011, $16,424, PI, Co-PI’s: Renee Pualani Louis, Hawai‘i Board of Geographic Names; Lilian Alessa, University of Alaska-Anchorage; Andrew Kliskey, University of Alaska-Anchorage

New Faculty General Research Fund, 2009, University of Kansas, $7,945

Big XII Fellowship, 2007, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, $2,500

Service

  • Member, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Committee on Sabbatical Leaves, University of Kansas, 2016-19
  • Associate Chair, Geography & Atmospheric Science Department, University of Kansas, 2015-present
  • Chair, African human geography faculty search, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2013-14
  • KU Co-Director, Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute Pathways Program, A University of Kansas – Haskell Indian Nations University Collaboration, 2013-22
  • Member, Global Indigenous curator search, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 2012
  • Chair, Diversity Committee, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2012-14, 2016-17
  • Member, Executive Committee, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2012-14
  • Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2012-14
  • Web Czar, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2011-12
  • Member, Executive Committee, Indigenous Studies Program, University of Kansas, 2011-14
  • Member, Indigenous Studies Task Force, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas, 2010-11
  • Faculty Advisor, Geography Club, University of Kansas, 2010-14
  • Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2010-11
  • Member, Scholarship and Admissions Committee, Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program, University of Kansas, 2009-10
  • Faculty Advisor, Indigenous Nations Studies Student Association, University of Kansas, 2008-12
  • Member, Geography Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Geography Department, University of Kansas, 2008-10
  • Co-Director (with Professor Brian Lepard), Human Rights and Human Diversity Initiative, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2007-08
  • Co-Coordinator (with Professor Carleen Sanchez), Indigenous Studies Ph.D. track, Department of Anthropology and Geography, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2006-08
  • Member, Geography Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Department of Anthropology and Geography, 2006-08
  • Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, University of Canterbury, College of Science, 2005
  • Member, Student-Staff Committee, University of Canterbury, Department of Geography, 2004-05
  • Member, Academic Committee, University of Canterbury, Department of Geography, 2004-05

Memberships

  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, 2009 – present
  • International Geographic Union, 2005 – present
    • Chair of the Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights, 2006 – 2010
    • Board member of the Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights, 2010-present
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, 2001 – present
  • Association of American Geographers, 1999 – present
    • Specialty Group Memberships
      • Indigenous Peoples Ethics, Justice and Human Rights
      • Cultural Geography
      • Socialist and Critical Geography