Alana Adams
Ph.D. Student
Native American and Indigenous Studies

Office Location: Ketchum 355

Pronouns: she / her / hers



M.A., University of Oxford, United Kingdom - Archaeology, 2022
B.S., University of Colorado Boulder - Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, with minor in Spanish and CNAIS certificate, 2021

Research Interests

Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Gendered and Racialized violence, Indigenous Feminisms, Transnational Indigenous Identities, Transnational Indigenous Feminisms

Alana’s research interests focus on the intersections between sexualized and racialized violence, specifically that experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and 2S individuals. Her previous work focused on the role of biopolitics and necropolitics in archaeology, with an emphasis on the underlying dynamics of race and racialization that influence the relationships between archaeologists and Indigenous communities when working with ancestral remains.