Dr. Luhui Whitebear is an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation and the Center Director of the Oregon State University Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws. She completed her Ph.D. Spring 2020 through the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at OSU. She also received her B.S. in Ethnic Studies, a second B.S. in Anthropology, and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (WGSS, Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies focus), all from OSU. She is a mother, poet, and Indigenous activist. Dr. Luhui Whitebear currently serves as an Assistant Professor at OSU's School of Langauge, Culture, & Society.
Her research focuses on Indigenous rhetorics, Indigeneity & reclaiming Indigenous identity/gender roles, murdered & missing Indigenous women, Indigenous resistance movements, and national laws & policies that impact Indigenous people. Luhui is passionate about disrupting systems of oppression and creating positive change in society.
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