Keynote Speaker for Connection 2020: An NCORE Experience
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 12:15 - 2:15 PM Central Time
Dr. Andrew Jolivétte Dr. Andrew Jolivétte (Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Louisiana [Tsikip/Opelousa/Heron Clan]) is an accomplished, internationally-recognized researcher, educator, author, poet, speaker, socio-cultural critic, and an aspiring chef. He is a senior specialist and professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Ethnic Studies. He is also the inaugural founding Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) at UC San Diego. The NAIS Program will feature a minor and Ph.D. Emphasis. Dr. Jolivétte will begin a new appointment, as Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, in July 2020. He was previously a professor and department chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University (2001-2019).