Kim Tallbear

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Kim TallBear is a Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society. Dr. TallBear is the author of the book Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science.

Building on her research on the role of science in settler colonialism, TallBear also studies the roles of the overlapping ideas of “sexuality” and “nature” in colonization of Indigenous peoples. She is a regular commentator in US, Canadian, and UK media outlets on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, technology, sexualities, and non-monogamy. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. She is a co-producer of the sexy storytelling and cabaret show, Tipi Confessions. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota and is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. She tweets on these topics and more at @KimTallBear and @CriticalPoly. Her research websites include and You can also follow her occasional posts on her Substack newsletter, Unsettle: Indigenous affairs, cultural politics & (de)colonization,

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