Kim Tallbear

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment, University of Alberta

Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Society, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. In addition to studying genome sciences disruptions to Indigenous self-definitions, Dr. TallBear studies the roles of the overlapping ideas of "sexuality" and "nature" in the colonization of Indigenous peoples and lands. She is a frequent commentator in US, Canadian, and other global media outlets on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, technology, and sexualities. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. You can follow her research group at She tweets @KimTallBear. You can also follow her occasional posts to her Substack newsletter, Unsettle: Indigenous affairs, cultural politics & (de)colonization, at