Jen Rose Smith

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Jen Rose Smith (dAXunhyuu [Eyak, Alaska Native]) is an assistant professor in the Geography Department and American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current book project Icy Matters: Race, Indigeneity, and Coloniality in Ice-Geographies, foregrounds an analysis of colonialism in relation to ice in Alaska and the Arctic. She serves on an all-Native women advisory board for the Eyak Cultural Foundation, a non-profit that organizes annual language and cultural revitalization gatherings and directs a Cultural Mapping Project in their homelands of Eyak, Alaska. She is also an editor at the journal ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, and was a University of California President’s Postdoc at UC Davis.