Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Dr. Debra Harry

Dr. Debra Harry is an associate professor in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Harry’s research analyzes the linkages between biotechnology, intellectual property and globalization in relation to indigenous peoples’ rights. Dr. Harry also teaches for UCLA’s Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange Program, and the University of Colorado-Denver’s Department for Political Science. Dr. Harry is Numu (Northern Paiute), Kooyooe Dukaddo, from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. She earned a Ph.D., in Faculty of Education from the University of Auckland. One of her latest articles: “Decolonizing Colonial Constructions of Indigenous Identity: A Conversation Between Debra Harry and Leonie Pihama” in Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations, Edited by Norbert S. Hill, Jr., and Kathleen Ratteree, Fulcrum Press (2017), is one of many of her published works