Andrew Jolivétte, Ph.D. (SFSU)
Professor of the American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University
Dr. Andrew Jolivétte, professor and former chair of the American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University is an accomplished educator, writer, speaker, and socio-cultural critic. Dr. Jolivette currently serves as the Interim Executive Director of the American Indian Community Cultural Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California and as Faculty Coordinator for the SF State Presidential Scholars Program. Jolivette’s book, Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community is a finalist in the LGBTQ Studies Category for a Lambda Literary Award in June 2017. His writing has been featured in the American Indian Cultural and Research Journal, the Ethnic Studies Review Journal, The Yellow Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies and in several anthologies.
Jolivétte has served as president of the board for three organizations, Speak Out (the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture), the GLBT Historical Society & Museum, and iPride for Multiracial Families and Youth. He is the former Vice-Chair of the DataCenter: Research for Justice Board of Directors as well as a former board member with the African American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco. He currently serves as Vice-President for Finance for Black Community Matters in San Francisco and as a Board Member of the Center for Restorative Solutions in California. Jolivette is the Book Series Editor of Critical Indigenous and American Indian Studies at Peter Lang Publishing in New York. Professor Jolivette is the founder of Black Men’s Space 2016, a social, cultural, and political organizing space for men of African descent in the Bay Area. Dr. Jolivette is a Creole of Opelousa, Choctaw, Atakapa-Ishak, French, African, Irish, Italian, and Spanish descent. Professor Jolivette is the former tribal historian for the Atakapa-Ishak Nation located between southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. As a national speaker he has spoken to thousands of college students, educators, government employees and private sector organizations over the past decade across the United States and Australia. Jolivette received his Ph.D in Sociology from the University of California Santa Cruz with specializations in the sociology of race and ethnicity, the sociology of education, the sociology of Latin America, and in the sociology of education.
- Cultural Representation in Native America (AltaMira Press, 2006);
- Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed-Race Native American Identity (Lexington Books, 2007);
- Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (Policy Press, 2012);
- Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change (Policy Press July 2015);
- Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community (Indigenous Confluences Series, University of Washington Press, May 2016)
- A Report on the Health and Wellness of Multiracial Youth in the San Francisco Bay Area (2008).