Course Catalog Description

Decolonizing Methodologies is an introduction to research methods that are informed by Indigenous ways of producing and sharing knowledge, ethical considerations, collaborative research design with Indigenous communities and peoples, the sharing of research materials and outcomes, multivocal authorship, learning to integrate responsibilities as a researcher, and the respect for cultural property rights and ownership. Such methods will prepare students to develop a better understanding of, and professional capacity for, effectively and collaboratively working with Indigenous communities, to deconstruct a long history of “colonizing” research, and to build reciprocal, respectful, and mutually beneficial relationships between researchers and Indigenous communities.

Instructor Information:

Medeia Csoba DeHass, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies
Department of Anthropology BMH 203
3211 Providence Drive
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK 99508
Tel: 907 786 7227