AUDRA SIMPSON

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AUDRA
SIMPSON
Professor
Anthropology

Professor Simpson is interested especially in formations of citizenship and nationhood that occur in spite of state power and imposition. In particular, she studies declarative, practice-oriented acts of independence and works to turn the fields of anthropology and Native American Studies into a critical, constructive dialogue with each other.

Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • Native America
  • Critical Native and Indigenous Studies
Publications
  • Wheeler Centre Lecture
  • Profile in Indian Country Today
  • “Why White People Love Franz Boas or, The Grammar of Indigenous Dispossession.” (Yale University Press, 2018)
  • The Ruse of Consent and the Anatomy of Refusal: Cases from Indigenous America and Australia.” (Postcolonial Studies, 2017)