Natchee Blu Barnd is an associate professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at Oregon State University, and coordinator for the Ethnic Studies department.

Dr. Barnd is the author of the award-winning book Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism. He second book-in-progress is A People's Guide to Portland and Beyonda co-authored volume and part of the People’s Guide series from the UC Press. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of Ethnic Studies, cultural geography, pedagogy, and Indigenous Studies, including in: Journal of GeographyCartographicaMobilities (forthcoming 2022), e-flux Architecture/Guggenheim, American Indian Culture and Research JournalUrban Geography (forthcoming 2022), Seminar: A Journal of Germanic StudiesPeople and Nature (forthcoming 2022), AAG Review of BooksYearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersOregon Humanities, Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education (Routledge), Diversity in Disney Films (MacFarland), Teaching Race in the 21st Century (Palgrave/Springer), Indigenous Mapping (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming), and Nexus: Complicating Community and Centering the Self. 

Dr. Barnd works closely on research and teaching projects with the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Prior to coming to Oregon State University, Dr. Barnd taught at California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, and UC San Diego. Dr. Barnd earned a bachelor’s degree in American Multicultural Studies and Philosophy at Sonoma State University, a master’s degree in American Indian Studies at UCLA, and both a masters and doctoral degree in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego.