Robert Keith Collins, Ph.D. (SFSU)
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University
Robert Keith Collins, PhD, a four-field trained anthropologist, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a BA in Anthropology and a BA in Native American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Collins also holds an MA and PhD in Anthropology from UCLA. Using a person-centered ethnographic approach, his research explores American Indian cultural changes and African and Native American interactions in North, Central, and South America.
His recent academic efforts include being a co-curator on the Smithsonian’s traveling banner exhibit “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas,” an edited volume with Cognella Press (2017) on “African and Native American Contact in the U.S.: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives”, an edited volume for the American Indian Culture and Research Journal at UCLA (2013) on “Reducing Barriers to Native American Student Success”, an edited volume under review with Routledge on “Studying African-Native Americans: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects,” and two books in final preparation: “African-Native Americans: Racial Expectations and Red-Black Lived Realities” (University of Minnesota Press) and “Memoirs of Kin that Race Can’t Erase: Kinship, Memory, and Self Among African-Choctaw Mixed Bloods” (University of North Carolina Press).