Feminist. Revolutionary. Historian.
On October 8th and 9th, The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host a two-day event organized around the work of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a long-time feminist and historian of indigenous peoples.A native of rural Oklahoma, Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was co-founder of the Department of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay, where she taught Native American Studies. Among her many publications are Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and The Great Sioux Nation: An Oral History of the Sioux Nation and its Struggle for Sovereignty. She is currently writing a history of the United States from the perspective of Indigenous Peoples. (more…)