Kim TallBear


Dr. Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)Her work on Indigenous peoples, science, and technology has taken a recent turn to also engage with decolonial sexualities. She co-produces the new Edmonton sexy storytelling show, Tipi Confessions, modeled on the popular Austin, Texas Bedpost Confessions. Building on lessons learned with geneticists about how race categories get settled, Dr. TallBear is working on a new book that interrogates colonial commitments to settlement in place, within disciplines, and within monogamous, state-sanctioned relationships. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota. She blogs at and tweets @KimTallBear.   

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Observing 23 years of N/D/Lakota culture-based writing.