Dr. Kimberly A. Christen

Kimberly A. Christen is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies and Director of Digital Projects at the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at Washington State University, U.S.A. She received her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2004 and is a recipient of numerous fellowships, including the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship. Her work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights, the ethics of openness, and the use of digital technologies in and by indigenous communities globally. Since 1995, Christen has conducted her research in Tennant Creek, Australia, which culminated in her book, Aboriginal Business: Alliances in a Remote Australian Town.

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