Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is an acclaimed academic, historian, and feminist who has made significant contributions to the field of indigenous history. With an emphasis on Western Hemisphere and U.S. History, she has spent more than four decades investigating, teaching, and advocating for the rights of indigenous communities. Having earned a doctorate in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, her scholastic endeavors are grounded in her deep understanding and dedication to social justice issues.
An accomplished author, Dunbar-Ortiz has written and edited numerous influential books such as "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," which received the 2015 American Book Award. Her innovative approach to historical narrative challenges the usual Eurocentric reading of history, carving out space for the voices and stories of Indigenous nations. Her body of work has greatly influenced scholars, activists, and students across the globe.
Beyond the academic realm, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her activism. A fervent advocate for civil rights, she co-founded the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s. She has also worked extensively with the International Indigenous Movement for the past four decades. Through her work as an educator, author, and advocate, Dunbar-Ortiz continues to inspire and bring to light the untold history of indigenous peoples.