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Natalee Kehaulani Bauer

Associate Adjunct Professor
May Treat Morrison Endowed Professor


BA, Mills College
MA, Mills College
MA, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Interests

Native and women of color feminisms, Indigenous queer feminisms, racialized gender and sexualities, critical whiteness studies, the history of schooling


Natalee Kehaulani Bauer (she/hers) is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) activist scholar born in Honolulu and raised between Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the program head for Ethnic Studies, and is the faculty advisor to the Indigenous Women’s Alliance. Bauer’s research explores the interdependent structures of of settler colonialism, anti-Indigeneity, and anti-Blackness as enacted and reproduced by schooling. Her new book, Tender Violence in U.S. Schools: Benevolent Whiteness and the Dangers of Heroic White Womanhood, will be available in fall 2022 through the Routledge series Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education.

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