Kim Christen


Kim Christen is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University with an emphasis on global indigenous politics. Her research focuses on contemporary indigenous alliance-making with a range of actors and within overlapping networks. Her most recent project examines the intersection of local and international intellectual property rights systems, the information commons and the uses of new technologies by indigenous peoples to both preserve and produce cultural products and knowledge. Her work is based on ten years of fieldwork and collaboration with Warumungu people in Central Australia including the production of an oral history text, a DVD and a website.