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Tiffanie Hardbarger

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Tiffanie Hardbarger

ord@nsuok.edu

  • Assistant Professor
    Sociology

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Seminary Hall 134
    (918) 444-3599

Bio

Dr. Hardbarger (Cherokee Nation) is an Assistant Professor in the Cherokee & Indigenous Studies Department on the Tahlequah campus (located in the territory of the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians).

She received her Ph.D. in Community Resources & Development (Arizona State University) focused on sustainability, Indigenous-led community development and tourism, environmental justice, and decolonizing research methodologies.


Education:

  • PhD, Arizona State University, 2016
Indigenous Participatory Action Research (IPAR), Indigenous- led community development, sustainability, perpetuating Cherokee (and Indigenous) ("lifeways"), decoloniality, self-determination movements, and the methods of community mapping and photovoice.
Utilizing a decolonizing lens to explore intersectional aspects of critical community development and environmental justice in regard to community- and land-based practices, epistemologies and knowledges, land and water rights/stewardship, reclamation of food systems, and activism.

Intellectual Content:

  • Cherokee Perspectives on Indigenous Rights Based Education and Indigenous Participatory Action Research as Decolonizing and Transformative Praxis (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Application, Published, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2019
  • Educate to Perpetuate: Land-based Pedagogies and Community Resurgence (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Integration, Published, 2019
  • Book review of The Medicine of Peace: Indigenous Youth: Decolonizing Healing and Resisting Violence by Jeffrey Paul Ansloos (Book Review), Discovery, Published, 2018
  • Explorations of an arts-based activism framework: ARTifariti international art and human rights meeting in Western Sahara (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, 2018

Presentations:

  • Workshop: Decolonizing tourism research: An interactive roundtable towards building critical consciousness and sustained action in the Anthropocene" - Critical Tourism Studies Conference - Ibiza, Spain/Virtual Online - June 2019
  • Panel Presentation: Indigenous research and theoretical proposals: Towards resistance, decoloniality, and resurgence. - Education for Sustainability 63rd Annual Conference - San Francisco, CA - April 2019
  • Explorations of the origins of theCherokee Nation record book, 1902-1903" - Fellows End of Year Symposum - Philadelphia, PA - May 2019
  • Allyship - Indigenous/Settler Conference - Princeton University, NJ. - April 2019
  • Settler Colonialism & Environmental Justice - Association of Geographers Annual Meeting - Washington D.C. - April 2019

Courses Taught:

  • INDIGENOUS TOURISM - CHER 4853 - Fall 2020
  • FOOD SYSTEMS & WELL BEING - CHER 3343 - Fall 2020
  • CHEROKEE LIFEWAYS - AIS 3323 - Spring 2020
  • SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES - AIS 4223 - Spring 2020
  • INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS - CHER 3363 - Fall 2019
  • CONTEMP ISSUES AM INDIAN LDRSH - EDUC 5763 - Fall 2019
  • WORKSHOP - SOC 4003 - Spring 2018
  • SELF-DETERMINATION MOVEMENTS - AIS 4953 - Spring 2018
  • CHEROKEE CULTURAL HERITAGE - CHER 4113 - Spring 2018
  • SPECIAL TOPICS - AIS 4043 - Fall 2017
  • SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLICY - AMST 5033 - Spring 2017
  • HISTORY OF INDIAN EDUCATION - CHER 4513 - Spring 2017