Office Address: Copeland Hall #205
Office Phone: (405) 325-2312
Title: Dr. Gina D. Richard
Education: Ph.D. University of Arizona
MA University of Arizona
Graduate Certificate Geographic Information Science University of Arizona
AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE:
Indigenous mapping as a legal-cartographic strategy, federal Indian law and policy, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, heritage lands and Native identity, critical race theory, archaeology in the context of collaboration with descendant communities, Allotment and Progressive eras and their impact in Indian Country.
HONORS AND RECOGNITION: National
- Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2011 – 2015
- Confluencenter For Creative Inquiry Fellow, 2014.
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT:
Foundations in Native American Sovereignty, Introduction to Native Peoples and Sustainability, Introduction to Native American Studies, Critical Approaches to Native American Studies Methods, Graduate Proseminar in Foundations of Native American Studies, Many Nations of Native America, Natural Resource Management in Native Communities, Research Design and Methodology, and Interdisciplinary Research Theory and Methods.
SELECTED RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY:
Using Virtual Reality to support an Indigenous legal-cartographic strategy, Archaeological collaboration with descendant communities, Progressive Era Allotment Fraud in Indian Territory
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
- “Radical Cartographies: Ideological Concerns for the 21st Century” presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Santa Fe, NM
- “When the Watchdogs Joined the Wolves” presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans, LA.
Studying Indigenous responses to climate change; building a best practices manual for Indigenous cartography; assisting Native Nations with using Indigenous mapping as a legal-cartographic strategy for land claims, assertions and re-assertions of treaty rights and assignments of cultural affiliation under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.