Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Indigenous Studies, Colorado College

Dwanna Lynn McKay is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor in the programs of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies and Indigenous Studies at Colorado College. McKay’s research focuses on social inequality, race and racism, and Indigenous identity, and has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, American Indian Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and the European Sociological Review. McKay currently serves on the National Advisory committee for the Native American Student Advocacy Institute and previously held an appointment as Secretary of Education for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (2014-2015) and served as a member of the Native American Advisory Committee for the Office of the Governor of Kansas (2013-2015).

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Indigenous Studies, Colorado College

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Doctorate of Philosophy, Sociology