Publications

The following is a selected list of recent peer-reviewed publications:

 

Book Chapters 

Collins, Robert Keith. “Intersectional Ethnographic Interviewing and Participant Observation: The Relevance of Ethnography to Intersectionality." In Research Handbook on Intersectionality, edited by Mary Romero and Reshawna Chapple, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. In review.

Collins, Robert Keith. “How Did Black Folks Become Indians? What Lived Experiences Say About Belonging, Culture, and Racial Mixture in Native America.” In The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America, edited by Charmaine Wijeyesinghe, New York: NYU Press. In press.

Collins, Robert Keith. “Commodified Culture as Ethnicity Maintenance: Garifuna Cultural Survival in 21st Century Los Angeles.” In Selling Ethnicity and Race: Consumerism and Represenation in Twenty-First Century America, edited by Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, Frank Uzbeck, Anne Grob, and Maria Lippold, x-x. Trier: WVT, 2015.

Collins, Robert Keith. “A Different Kind of Blackness: The Questions of Obama’s Blackness and Intra-racial Variation Among African Americans.” In Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority, edited by Andrew J. Jolivette, 169-190. Chicago: The Policy Press, 2012.  

Collins, Robert Keith. “What is a Black Indian? Misplaced Expectations and Lived Realities.” In IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, edited by Gabrielle Tayac, 183-195. Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, 2009.

Collins, Robert Keith. “Katimih o Sa Chata Kiyou? (Why Am I Not Choctaw?): Race in the Lived Experiences of Two Black Choctaw Mixed Bloods.” In Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, edited by Sharon P. Holland and Tiya Miles, 260-272. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. 

 

Edited Volumes 

Collins, Robert Keith, ed. Native American Populations and Colonial Diseases. (San Diego: Cognella Press) Forthcoming, 2021. 

Collins, Robert Keith, ed. Studying African- Native American: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects. (London: Routledge) Forthcoming. 

Collins, Robert Keith, ed. African and Native American Contact in the U.S.: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. (San Diego: Cognella Press) 2017.

 

Educational Videos

Collins, Robert Keith. “Comanche Empire.” Released 2019. Producer World History Project. Seattle, WA. 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLLalxylPU0.

Collins, Robert Keith. “Indigeneity and Globalization.” Released 2019. Producer World History Project. Seattle, WA. 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocMeSz-_Ks.

Collins, Robert Keith. “Buffalo Soldiers, Victorio, and Manifest Destiny.” Released 2017. Producer Daniel Leonard Bernardi. San Francisco, CA: Veterans Documentary Corps, El Dorado Films. 2017.

 

Guest Edited Journals 

Collins, Robert Keith, "Reducing Barrier to Native American Student Success: Challenges and Best Practices." A Special Edition of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37.3, 2013.

 

Journal Articles

Collins, Robert Keith. “How Africans Met Native Americans During Slavery.” Contexts, Summer (2020): 16-21.  

Collins, Robert Keith. “Toward an Inter-American Study of African Transculturalization in Native America." In Colonialism, Decolonization, and Coloniality in the Americas. Josef Raab and Alexia Schemien, eds. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier/Bilingual Press, Tempe, AZ: x(x). In Press.  

Collins, Robert Keith. “Toward an Inter-American Ethnography of Garifuna Cultural Change. In Inter-American Studies/Estudios Interamericanos series, with the title Inter-American Flows: Transnational Imaginaries and Impacts. Josef Raab and Alexia Schemien, eds. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier/Bilingual Press, Tempe, AZ: x(x). In Press.  

Collins, Robert Keith. “Commodified Culture as Ethnicity Maintenance: Garifuna Cultural Survival in 21st Century Los Angeles.” In Selling Ethnicity and Race: Consumerism and Represenation in Twenty-First Century America, edited by Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, Frank Uzbeck, Anne Grob, and Maria Lippold, x-x. Trier: WVT, 2015. 

Collins, Robert Keith, “Reducing Barriers to American Indian Student Success” In Reducing Barrier to Native American Student Success: Challenges and Best Practices. A Special Edition of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37.3 (2013):ix-xvi.

Collins, Robert Keith, “Using Captions to Reduce Barriers to American Indian Student Success” In Reducing Barrier to Native American Student Success: Challenges and Best Practices. A Special Edition of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37(2):75-86.

 

Encyclopedia Entries 

Collins, Robert Keith. “Black Indians” In Encyclopedia of African American Culture: From Dashikis to Yoruba, Gerald R. Early, ed.  Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press. Pp. x-x. 2020. 

Collins, Robert Keith “Garifuna: A Spotlight Entry.” In Encyclopedia of African American Culture: From Dashikis to Yoruba, Gerald R. Early, ed.  Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press. Pp. x-x. 2020.

 

Blogs

Collins, Robert Keith and Monica Rickert. “The Relevance of Native America to Black History.” Field Museum. February 15, 2021. https://www.fieldmuseum.org/blog/relevance-native-america-black-history.