Jessa Rae Growing Thunder

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Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate


Bio
  • Dissertation: Tatanka Nunpa Win: Dakota/Nakoda Women’s Oral Testimony and Beaded Histories
  • Education:
  • M.A., Native American Studies, University of California, Davis, 2016
  • B.A., Native American and Indigenous Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, 2013
  • Fellowships, grants, awards:
  • 2019 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship
  • 2019 Women’s Resources and Research Center Graduate Research Award
  • 2018/2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • 2019 Graduate Student Association Travel Award
  • Publications:
  • “Lakota Boy’s Vest.” In Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, edited by Jill Ahlberg Yohe and Teri Greeves. University of Washington Press. 2019
  • “Blackfoot Man’s Shirt” In Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, edited by Jill Ahlberg Yohe and Teri Greeves. University of Washington Press. 2019
  • Presentations:
  • “The Red Jingle Dress: Powwow Tradition Responding to Violence Against Indigenous Women.” Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference. Tulane University, New Orleans, May 30, 2019.
  • “Staying Grounded as a Native Indigenous Scholar.” Cross Cultural Center, University of California, Davis, April 30, 2019.
  • “The Hidden Narrative: Native Americans and Tuberculosis.” Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium. University of California, Davis, November 2, 2018.
  • “Beaded Histories: 3 Generations of Dakota/Nakoda Beadworkers.” Oscar Howe Summer Institute. University of South Dakota, Vermillion. June 13, 2017.
  • Panel: “Navigating Higher Education as Marginalized People.” Community Resources and Retention Centers. University of California, Davis, May 23, 2017.
  • “The Women of Standing Rock: Armed with Sage and Sweetgrass.” Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium. University of California, Davis, April 14, 2017.
  • Workshop: “Native Perspectives of Borders.” Native American Cultural Days. University of California, Davis, April 12, 2017.
  • Workshop: “Standing Rock: Arming the 7th Generation.”. Native American Cultural Days. University of California, Davis, April 11, 2017.
  • “The Women of Standing Rock: Armed with Sage and Sweetgrass.” Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference. San Francisco State University, March 24, 2017.
  • “Growing Thunder’s in Residence.” Ralph T. Coe Foundation. Santa Fe, August 18, 2015.                                         
  • “Reclaiming Dakota Identity: Oral history and Language.” Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium. University of California, Davis, April 24, 2015.
  • “Path of Healing: Community Responses to Sexual/Domestic.” Social Justice Initiative. University of California, Davis, March 17, 2015.
  • “Native American Women as Leaders in Culture.” Western Association of Women Historians. Sacramento, March 15, 2015.
  • “Empowerment Through Identity.” Independent School Gender Project. Lakeville, July 20, 2014.

 

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