Adrienne Keene, Ed.D. (Cherokee) Post-doctoral Fellow at Brown University (focusing on Native American access to higher education), author of the blog “Native Appropriations” Twitter: @NativeApprops
Adrienne Keene is the author of Native Appropriations, a blog dedicated to pushing back against stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native peoples. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Adrienne is passionate about reframing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures. Through her writing and activism, she questions and problematizes the ways Indigenous peoples are represented in fashion, the media, and pop culture–asking for celebrities, large corporations, and designers to consider the ways they incorporate “Native” elements into their work. Outside of the blog, Adrienne is a postdoctoral fellow in Anthropology at Brown University, where her research focuses on Native students navigating the college application and transition processes, highlighting stories of resilience and success.