11 Facts About Adrienne Keene


Adrienne J Keene was born on 20 October 1985 and is a Native American academic, writer, and activist.


Adrienne Keene is an assistant professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where her research focuses on educational outcomes for Native students.


Adrienne Keene then received a master's degree in education in 2010 followed by a doctorate Ed.


Adrienne Keene's blog Native Appropriations is a webpage and forum for Native peoples, including discussions of cultural appropriation, media representations and updates on Indigenous activism.


The site and Adrienne Keene's writing there, as well as across other social media sites and speaking engagements, have drawn notice for commentary on topics including Native American mascots, Dakota Access Pipeline protests, college access for Native students, cultural appropriation in children's literature, tourism in Indigenous communities, fashion and racist costumes.


Adrienne Keene belongs to College Horizons, an organization that has sponsored a series of workshops that support Native students through the different stages of the college process, from admissions to navigating college life.


In 2014, Adrienne Keene became a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in Brown University's Department of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.


Adrienne Keene is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown.


Adrienne Keene's research focuses on access to higher education for Native students in America, as well as Native representation in media and culture.


Adrienne Keene continues this project with research on the use of media and emerging technology platforms by Native people to combat these images.


Adrienne Keene is affiliated with the American Studies Association, the Native American Indigenous Studies Association, the American Educational Research Association, the Eastern Sociological Society, and the National Indian Education Association.