Marisa Duarte: Connective Engagement: Indigenous Consciousness-Raising through Digital Infrastructures, Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Humanities 1, Room 210

December 02, 2019

By , RCA Director 


Marisa Elena Duarte (Pascua Yaqui/Chicana) is an Assistant Professor of justice and social inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on Native American and Indigenous peoples approaches to information and communication technologies, specifically for the purpose of advancing sovereignty and resisting colonialism. Her book Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country (University of Washington, 2017) reveals the relationship between US colonialism and the capacity for Native American peoples to build their own Internet infrastructure. Her most recent work includes social network and decolonial analyses of Native American peoples’ uses of social media toward political engagement. Duarte teaches courses in justice theory, Indigenous methodologies, learning technology for Indigenous education, and surveillance in society at Arizona State University.