Marisa E. Duarte, Ph.D

Duarte Marisa150x200Marisa Elena Duarte is Assistant Professor of Justice and Sociotechnical Change through the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, also bearing family ties from the Mexican America community in south Tucson, Arizona. Duarte worked as a professional librarian for years, focusing on access to information and library services for tribal and Spanish speaking communities, before completing a doctorate in 2013 from the University of Washington Information School. While there, she co-founded the Indigenous Information Research Group, a team of Native and Indigenous doctoral researchers investigating problems of information, knowledge, and technology in Native and Indigenous communities. From 2013-2015 she served on the advisory board of the Tribal Telecom and Technology Summit, a national intertribal forum where tribal, state, and federal decision-makers convene to share ideas and techniques for acquiring affordable Internet and telephone services for Native  and reservation communities. Her forthcoming book Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country is about the strategies, cultural values, and epistemological orientations shaping the build-out of digital telecommunications in Native American reservations.


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