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About the Center

Director of center for indigenous peoples studies

Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies 

James Fenelon is professor of sociology, (PhD, Northwestern; B.A., Loyola Marymount; Masters, Harvard & the School for International Training), having published Culturicide, Resistance, and Survival of the Lakota (Sioux Nation); numerous book chapters and articles, and edited special journal issues. He is Lakota/Dakota from Standing Rock, having taught internationally, with indigenous peoples globally, and with urban groups. His newest book (with Thomas D. Hall) Indigenous Peoples and Globalization, utilizes world systems analysis over indigenous cultural domination and global stratification. James teaches race / ethnic relations, urban sociology, social movements, indigenous issues, political sociology, sovereignty, and dedicates his professional life to assisting social justice struggles.


Board Members

Luke Madrigal

Julia Bogany

Cliff Trafzeer

Matthew Leivas

Joe Giovannetti