Ashley D Aaron

Ashley D. Aaron is an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, where she lectures in the Department of Africana Studies, and in the Ethnic Studies and Race and Resistance Studies Program. Her current teaching and research interests are Afro-Latina/o identity and history, Global Black Liberation Movements, Enslavement in the Americas, Black Family Studies, and Culturally Responsive Education in secondary schools.

Sara Sutler-Cohen

Sara Sutler-Cohen, Ph.D., is a Sociologist currently teaching in the American Indian Studies Department, College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a parenthetical notation in American Studies in 2005 from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she completed her dissertation on the phenomenon of Neoshamanism in the Northern California area.


Melissa K Nelson

Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D. is an ecologist, writer, editor, media-maker and native scholar-activist. She is Anishinaabe/Métis/Norwegian and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Her work is dedicated to indigenous rights and revitalization, Native science and biocultural diversity, ecological ethics and sustainability, and the renewal and celebration of community health and cultural arts.

Andrew J Jolivette

Dr. Andrew Jolivétte, professor and former chair (2010-2016) of the American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University is an accomplished educator, writer, speaker, and socio-cultural critic.

Robert Keith Collins, Ph.D.

Robert Keith Collins, PhD, a four-field trained anthropologist, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a BA in Anthropology and a BA in Native American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Collins also holds an MA and PhD in Anthropology from UCLA. Using a person-centered ethnographic approach, his research explores American Indian cultural changes and African and Native American interactions in North, Central, and South America.

Amy Casselman

Amy Casselman is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University where she teaches in the American Indian Studies, Race and Resistance Studies, Ethnic Studies, and previously the Women and Gender Studies departments. 

She holds a Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to her career in academia, Amy was a Case Worker for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California where she provided support services for Native children and families.

Joanne Barker

Joanne Barker is Lenape (a citizen of the Delaware Tribe of Indians). She is professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. She has been at SFSU since 2003.


Selected Publications


The Red Scare: The Empire's Indigenous Terrorist (University of California Press, contracted).

Ozgur Ozluk

Professor Ozluk has taught operations management related courses as an assistant professor in the department of decision sciences at San Francisco State University, College of Business since fall 2003.

He obtained his Ph.D. in operations research from UNC Chapel Hill in 1999. After getting his Ph.D. degree, he spent three years working for Airline Scheduling company (Caleb Tech, Texas) and at the revenue management division of Manugistics, Inc.

Sybil S Yang


Sybil Yang is an Assistant Professor in San Francisco State University’s where she co-directs the Hospitality & Tourism Management Eye-Tracker Lab. The research objective of the lab is to provide theoretical and practical insight into how consumers perceive, interact with and access hospitality environments. The lab’s current research agenda is focused on evaluating the efficacy of restaurant menu, menu board, and wine label design tactics.



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