Skip to main content

Bonnie Brown

“Partnering with the WVU Libraries for the Indigenous Appalachia exhibition is an ideal way to further the mission of the Native American Studies Program regarding education within the WVU community and far beyond. It's a pleasure to help celebrate contemporary Indigenous artists and promote cross-cultural understandings through the language of art in its many genres and forms.”

Brown joined WVU as an assistant professor of journalism in 1996, but her professional and academic interests in media representations of Native Americans and other groups led her to begin working for the Native American Studies Program in 2001 and being appointed coordinator in 2005. She teaches Introduction to Native American Studies and has developed courses on Contemporary Native American Issues, Native Women in Leadership, Sovereign Tribal Nations, Native Leaders in Action, Black Indians, and a seminar with Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee Nation) called “Courts of the Conqueror” (based on his recent book, In the Courts of the Conqueror: The Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided). She has been a non-voting member of the National Congress of American Indians since 2005 and is a member of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Assoc.