Kirby Brown, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

Kirby Brown, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

Kirby Brown

Associate Professor, English
Director, Native American and Indigenous Studies
Practice Areas: Native American and Indigenous Literary and Cultural Studies, Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity, Cultural Studies, Modernism Studies

Faculty bio

Kirby Brown is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. His research interests include Native American literary, intellectual, and cultural production from the late 18th century to the present, indigenous critical theory, and studies in sovereignty/self-determination, nationhood/nationalism, modernism/modernity, and genre. Brown serves as an advisor for the UO/Otago Indigenous Cultural Exchange Program and is a founding member of the UO Native Strategies Group. 

Recent Media:
The University of Oregon will cover tuition and fees for in-state Indigenous students from any federally recognized tribe (CNN, Oct. 16, 2022)
Indigenous University of Oregon students receive full tuition coverage under new program (The Register-Guard, Oct. 11, 2022)
Book talk examines nationhood in early 20th century Cherokee writing (Around the O, Jan. 17, 2020)
Native American Heritage Month: A celebration of resilience (Around the O, Nov. 1, 2018)