Higher Education as Building Indigenous Futures: Native Students Navigating College

Dr. Adrienne Keene

September 12, 2018

Adrienne Keene is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Her research areas include college access, transition, and persistence for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Students, including the role of pre-college access programs in student success. Additionally, she examines representations of Native peoples in popular culture, Native cultural appropriation in fashion and design, and the ways that Indigenous peoples are using the Internet, social media, and new media to challenge misrepresentations and create new and innovative spaces for art and activism. Since 2010 she has been writing the blog Native Appropriations (nativeappropriations.com), which explores many of these issues online.