JoEllen Anderson specializes in Tribal Histories, Indigenous Politics, Education, Film & Literature. She received her Ph.D in Sociology from Stanford University and B.S in Sociology from Oregon State University.
She has been teaching at Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity since 2003 and has also taught at UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies & Sociology Departments since 2004. Prior to Stanford & Berkeley, she taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in Sociology.
Recent courses include: History of California Indians, History of Native Americans in the Southwest, Native Americans & the Cinema & Education.
”Perceptions of Western Films Among American Indians and Anglos.” American Sociological Review.
”Ft. Peck Indian Reservation.” CALYX: A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, Corvallis
Awards & Honors
Outstanding Mentor to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Students at Stanford University Award, Native American Community at Stanford University
National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Academy of Education
Danforth Compton Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford University
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford University
American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship
Association of American Indian Affairs Award
Oregon Professional Women’s Scholarship
E.E. Wilson Scholarship, Oregon State University