Native American History Month: Professor Darren Ranco
Decolonizing the University through Place-Based Partnerships with Tribal Nations
Friday, November 20 @ 12:00pm EST
Join ICEO, AISES, & NASA in a presentation and discussion with University of Maine Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs Dr. Darren Ranco.
Darren J. Ranco, PhD is a citizen of the Penobscot Nation. He has a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and was an undergraduate Mellon Fellow from Dartmouth College, class of 1993. His research focuses on the ways in which indigenous communities in the United States resist environmental destruction by using indigenous diplomacies and critiques of liberalism to protect cultural resources, and how state knowledge systems, rooted in colonial contexts, continue to expose indigenous peoples to an inordinate amount of environmental risk. He teaches classes on indigenous intellectual property rights, research ethics, environmental justice and tribal governance.
His talk will cover the decolonization of Universities through place-based partnerships with tribal nations.