Joseph Brewer, II

Joseph Brewer II
  • Director, Indigenous Studies
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

Contact Info

Snow Hall, Room 315
1460 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Lindley Hall, Room 300
1475 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Brewer works with Indigenous peoples on initiatives, concernsĀ 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. in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
M.A. in American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.A. in Sociology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


Research interests:

  • Indigenous land tenure
  • Sovereignty
  • Indigenous ecosystems management
  • Natural resources management
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Resilience and adaptation