Associate Professor & Director of the American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program, Cornell University
Jolene has been a member of GRASAC since its inception in 2005. A decade later, in 2015, she was instrumental in forming a productive research partnership between GRASAC and the American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University and hosted a wonderful “Grounding GRASAC at Cornell” workshop in Ithaca in April of 2016.
Jolene is an artist, academic and member of the Tuscarora nation. She is a recipient of a Ford Foundation Research Grant and is conducting research in the Americas, Europe, New Zealand and Australia culminating in a new journal on Indigenous aesthetics; she has a forthcoming book on Visualizing Sovereignty. She is currently the director of Cornell’s American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program, and has been an artist in residence at Banff, and a participant in the Sydney Biennale and the Te Tihi Scholar/Artist Gathering in New Zealand.