Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Tonawanda Band of Seneca, is Professor of Gender Studies, Chair of American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School at UCLA. She is also the inaugural Special Advisor to the UCLA Chancellor on Native American and Indigenous Affairs. Goeman is the author of Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and the forthcoming Settler Aesthetics and the Spectacle of Originary Moments: Terrence Malick’s the New World, in progress with the Indigenous Film Series, Eds. Randolph Lewis and David Shorter at University of Nebraska Press. She is a Co-PI on two community based digital projects, Mapping Indigenous L.A (2015), which gathers alternative maps of resiliency from Indigenous LA communities, and Carrying Our Ancestors Home (2019), a site concentrating on better working tribal relationships and communications as it concerns repatriation and NAGPRA.
Studying settler-colonialism, geography and literature in ways that generate anti-colonial tools in the struggle for social justice; an Indigenous approach considering ways colonial violence is gendered; digital humanities; mentoring Haudenosaunee students and those interested in Indigenous and/or Gender Studies; collaborative politics.