I approach ethnography as social, political, and creative practice, with a commitment to scholar activism and decolonized research. My longstanding body of research and activism has been in feminist political ecology and indigenous environmental justice.


Major Projects:

Diné Energy Politics  Standing Rock/NoDAPL  Southern Appalachia

Listen to me discuss my research on episodes of the Cultures of Energy and Moccasin Tracks podcasts.


Other Projects — In addition to primary work in the Navajo Nation, with related sites in other Native Nations, I have collaborated on site with anthropologists in Beijing, China and in Chiapas, Mexico on political ecology research and action projects.

Dana Powell (middle) with John Sherry, klara kelley, Marley Shebala, and Chris Jocks (left to right), at “ The peoples gathering,” Diné CARE, Dilkon, AZ, June 1, 2018.