"We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and Coming-of-Age Ceremonies"
Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. She received her Ph.D. in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Literary Research from San Diego State University. She also has her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. She is the author of a popular blog that explores issues of social justice, history and California Indian politics and culture: www.cutcharislingbaldy.com/blog. Dr. Risling Baldy's first book, We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-of-Age Ceremonies considers how revitalization of women's coming-of-age ceremonies challenges anthropological theories about menstruation, gender, and coming-of-age and addresses gender inequality and gender violence within Native communities. The book is available with the University of Washington Press and major book sellers and retailers. Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. In 2007, Dr. Risling Baldy co-founded the Native Women's Collective, a nonprofit organization that supports the continued revitalization of Native American arts and culture.
Presented by Native American Studies, with cosponsorship from Native American Student Association, Women's Studies Department, Department of American Culture, Department of History