Dr. Kimberly Robertson (Mvskoke) is an activist, artist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Indigenous feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her personal, political, intellectual, and professional endeavors. She earned an MA in American Indian Studies and a PhD in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012, and is an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
Dr. Robertson is also an active member of the American Indian community and Indigenous arts communities of Los Angeles. She serves on the Artist Roundtable for Self Help Graphics & Art and is a member of the American Indian Community Council. Kimberly’s multi-media artistic works have been exhibited in a variety of contexts including Honor the Earth’s The Art of Indigenous Resistance Traveling Art Show (USA: May 2017 - Current); and Self Help Graphics & Art 2017 Annual Print Fair & Exhibition (Los Angeles, CA: June 2017). Her most recent publications and lectures include: “Leading with Our Hearts: Anti-Violence Work, Community Action, and Beading as Colonial Resistance.” University of Alberta Press (Forthcoming, April 2018); and Native Feminist Artivist Practices. Neo Native: Toward New Mythologies Symposium (Riverside, CA: November 2017).
Dr. Robertson's research interests (and course offerings) include Indigenous feminisms, settler-colonialism and cisheteropatriarchy, decolonization and sovereignty, Indigenous feminist artivism, research justice, critical race theory, queer Indigenous theories, and women of color feminisms.
Additional Website: https://www.kimberlydawnrobertson.com