About Joanne Barker




Associate Professor


American Indian StudiesCollege of Ethnic Studies


Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building (EP)


Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Thursday: 10:00 am-11:00 am

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

And by appointment.


At SF State Since:




Joanne Barker is Lenape (an enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians). She is a professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. She is author of Native Acts: Law Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity and editor of Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination. She has published articles in the American Indian Quarterly, Wicazo Sa Review, Cultural Studies, Meridians, and several other peer reviewed journals including the inaugural issue of the Critical Ethnic Studies Journal. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the University of California, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. She has edited and written the introduction to Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, which will be published by Duke University Press April 28, 2017. (The volume is available for preorder at amazon.) She is currently working on a book monograph addressing issues of debt in Native America.