Elizabeth Hoover is Associate Professor of American Studies at Brown University, where she also serves as the Faculty Chair of Brown’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative steering committee.
She is author of The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community (University of Minnesota, 2017), an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response to Superfund contamination and environmental health research. Her current work explores Native American community-based farming and gardening projects; the ways in which people are defining and enacting concepts like food sovereignty and seed sovereignty; the role of Native chefs in the food movement; and the fight against the fossil fuel industry to protect heritage foods. She also recently co-edited Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States with Devon Mihesuah (University of Oklahoma, 2019). Outside of academia, Elizabeth serves on the executive committee of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA) and the board of North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS).
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- Return to Reciprocity
From Minding Nature’s Spring 2020, Volume 13, Number 2 issue.