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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Yvonne Sherwood

Yvonne Sherwood.Yvonne Sherwood

Assistant Professor

Office: Johnson Tower 821
Curriculum vitae

Yvonne Sherwood (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Native American/Indigenous Law and Politics. Her teaching and research interests include Indigenous feminisms, law, and critical race and ethnic studies. Her work focuses on supporting Indigenous activists, organizers, and community workers’ language revitalization and land pedagogy efforts while providing a critical pedagogy and anti-colonial lens she has developed by working with Indigenous feminists and a diversity of critical and legal scholars. She proudly serves as a co-chair for the Canadian Sociological Association Decolonization Subcommittee.

PhD and MA, sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
BA, sociology and women’s & gender studies, Eastern Washington University
AA, ethnic studies, Yakima Valley Community College

Research Interests
Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous law, Language reclamation, and Land Pedagogy

Classes Taught:
Gender and Politics, Scheduled Spring 2024

Select Publications

Sherwood, Yvonne P. 2023. “The Spectacle of Settler-State Sovereignty” in Disciplinary Futures: Sociology in Conversation with American, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies. Edited by Nadia Kim and Pawan Dhingra. New York University Press.

Sherwood, Yvonne P. and Michelle M. Jacob. 2022. “Indigenous Womxn’s Embodied Theory and Praxis: Auntie-Ing on the Front Lines.” in The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous Sociology, edited by. Walter, T. Kukutai, A. A. Gonzales, and R. Henry. Oxford University Press.

Sherwood, Y. 2019. “The Political Binds of Oil versus Tribes,” Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place, & Community, no. 13.

Invited Reprint in Sage Readings for Introductory Sociology. 3rd ed. edited by Kimberly McGann. Sage Publications. 2021.

Sherwood, Yvonne P. 2021. “Indigenous Womxn and Environment Justice: She & the Basket Folded Us In.” Footnotes: A Magazine of the American Sociological Association.

Sherwood, Yvonne and Veronica Terriquez. 2020. “Indigenous Youth Leadership: Themes and Questions to Consider.” Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California