In Fall 2013, Kim TallBear will begin a new position as Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin where she is currently serving as a Donald D. Harrington Fellow for 2012-13. She is also currently Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Kim studies how genomics is co-constituted with ideas of race and indigeneity. Her book, Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, is forthcoming in September 2013 with the University of Minnesota Press. Her more recent research project is entitled: “Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists.” Kim is interested in the role of Native American scientists in the democratization (and making more multi-cultural) of bio-scientific fields. She is also interested in their potential role in the development of scientific governance within tribes. Most recently, Kim has become interested in the overlap between constructions of "nature" and constructions of "sexuality," including as they are analyzed within the burgeoning literature on "queer ecologies." She has published research, policy, review, and opinion articles on a variety of issues related to science, technology, environment, and culture in anthologies and journals including Aboriginal Policy Studies; Current Anthropology; The Journal of Law Medicine, and Ethics; Science; The Wicazo Sa Review, International Journal of Cultural Property; and Indian Country Today. Kim also blogs on science, technology, and indigenous issues at www.kimtallbear.com, and tweets at NDN_DNANotes and STS_NDN. She is enrolled Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
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Below is information and often links to select news and magazine articles, television and radio shows for which I've been interviewed and that relate to my areas of research: genetics and Native Americans, genetics and race, and genetic research ethics, including subject property rights in biological samples and the knowledges produced of them. I also speak to issues of race and Native Americans more broadly, and to issues related to the intersections of science, technology, and Native American cultures and governance: