EPISODE 252- Mixed Chicks Chat with Andrew Jolivette
Summary: Andrew Jolivette received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is associate professor and chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University where he is an affiliated faculty member in Race & Resistance Studies and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. He is the author of three books,Cultural Representation in Native America (2006), Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity(2007), and Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (2012). Jolivette is currently working on a new book, Indian Blood: Mixed Race Gay Men, Transgender Women, and HIV. He is a former Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow and the editor of a special volume of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Ã¢??Indigenous Landscapes Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster.Ã¢?? He is the board President of and a national speaker with the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture-Speak Out, the Co-Chair of the GLBT Historical Society Board, Vice-Chair of the board of the DataCenter for Research Justice, and the former Board President of iPrideÃ¢??an organization for multiracial youth and families. Jolivette currently serves on the 2-Spirit HIV/AIDS Advisory Board of the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. Dr. Jolivette was the Indigenous PeopleÃ¢??s Representative at the United Nations Development ProgrammeÃ¢??s Global Forum on HIV and the Law in 2011. Professor Jolivette is an IHART (Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training) Fellow at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. His current research which includes a pilot study at the Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco focuses on Indigenous stress coping mechanisms, inter-generational trauma, healing, and cultural leadership in the context of HIV risk in urban American Indian populations.