Kaitlin Reed

Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate


B.A., Geography, Vassar College, 2014.  
Sr. Thesis: "We Are Salmon People: Constructing Yurok Sovereignty in the Klamath Basin.”

Research Interests: Indigenous land and water rights, with a focus on Yurok people; (Post)colonial and decolonization theory; Native perceptions of space, place, and time; Ecological and cultural sustainability as a means of exercising an indigenous sovereignty.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships:
2018-2020       Charles Eastman Dissertation Fellowship at Dartmouth College
2018-2019       Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Declined)
2018-2019       UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship (Declined)
2018-2019       Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (Honorable Mention)
2018                American Philosophical Society’s Phillips Fund for Native American Research
2018                UC Humanities Research Institute Graduate Student Dissertation Support Award
2018                UC Davis Graduate Student of Color Summer Research Award
2018                UC Davis Graduate Student Travel Award
2018                John & Bev Passerello Indigenous Peoples Travel Award
2018                Emily Schwalen Memorial Prize
2017                UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award
2017                Native American Studies Graduate Program Fellowship
2016                Mellon Social Justice Initiative Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
2016                Emily Schwalen Memorial Prize
2015                Emily Schwalen Memorial Prize
2015                Yurok Tribe Higher Education Grant
2015                Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Honorable Mention)
2014-2015       Provost’s Fellowship for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
2014                Yurok Tribe Higher Education Grant
2014                American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship
2010-2014       QuestBridge National Match Scholarship

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