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Miranda Belarde-Lewis

CV Assistant Professor
mhbl@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 330N
Phone: 206-543-3878

Specialization

  • Indigenous Systems of Knowledge
  • Native American Art and Artifacts
  • Tribal Museums

Biography

Miranda Belarde-Lewis is Zuni and Tlingit. Indigenous knowledge systems are central to her work as she examines the role of the arts in protecting, documenting and perpetuating Native information and knowledge. She has worked with tribal, city, state and federal museums to create Native-focused educational programming, publications and art exhibitions.

Education

  • Ph D, Information Science, University of Washington, 2013
  • MA, Museology, University of Washington, 2007
  • BA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2002

Awards

  • Visiting Artist Grant - Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 2016
  • Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum and Cultural Institution Grant - Institute of Museum and Library Services. Suquamish Museum., 2015
  • Skolnick Scholar - Skolnick Foundation, 2012-2013
  • Bank of America Minority Dissertation Writing Fellowship - Graduate Opportunities-Minority Achievement Program. University of Washington., 2013
  • Best Group Paper - 8th Annual iConference, 2011
  • Google Scholar - Best Single Author Paper - 8th Annual iConference, 2011
  • Intel Scholar - American Indian Science and Engineering Society, 2010
  • Bank of America First Year Fellowship - Graduate Opportunities-Minority Achievement Program. University of Washington., 2008
  • Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature Award - Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature, 2008
  • International Indigenous Ambassador - Americans for Indian Opportunity, 2006-2007

Publications and Contributions

  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Zuni Jeweler and Lapidarian: Colin Coonsis (2016)
    First American Art Magazine, Issue 12, Page 64-68 Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Exhibit Review: Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired (2015)
    First American Art Magazine, Issue 8, Page 57-58 Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies (2015)
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Volume 53, Issue 5-6, Page 677-702 Authors: Marissa Duarte, Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Book Review
    Review: Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas (2015)
    Museum Anthropology, Volume 38, Page 48-49 Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Conference Poster
    Native Systems of Knowledge (poster) (2014)
    Research Fair 2014 Authors: Cheryl A Metoyer, Sandra Littletree, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Marissa Duarte, Juan-Carlos Chavez, Ross Braine, Tess Cervantes, Ivette Bayo Urban, Sheryl Day
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    No Photography Allowed: Problematic Photographs of Sacred Objects (2013)
    Museum Anthropology, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 104-104 Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Conference Paper
    A vision for information visualization in information science (2011)
    Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, Page 531-537 Authors: Marilyn Ostergren, Jeffery Hemsley, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Shawn Walker
  • Conference Paper
    Sharing the private in public: indigenous cultural property and online media (2011)
    Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, Page 16-24 Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Meet Lydia: A Native Girl from Southeast Alaska (2004)
    Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis
  • Book Review
    Review of Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country by Marisa Duarte
    Wacazo Sa Review Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis

Presentations

  • Beyond the Frame, Tribal Perspectives (2018)
    Association of King County Historic Organizations - Seattle, Washington
  • Past, Present, Future: International Indigenous Curatorial Practices (2018)
    Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting - Los Angeles, CA
  • The Unexpected Art of Alison Marks (2018)
    The Frye Art Museum - Seattle, Washington
  • Indigenous Glass Art: Ancient Forms, Modern Materials (2017)
    Dr. Arnold and Doris Roland Distinguished Speaker. Arizona State Museum - Tucson, Arizona
  • Leadership and Education for Tribal Museum Professionals (2017)
    Peabody Essex Museum's Native American Fellowship Program - Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Raven Strikes Again: Building One Creation Story From Many (2017)
    Native American Art Studies Association - Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Taking Care of Tribal Information (2017)
    Nisqually Archives/Library Annual Retreat - Suquamish, Washington
  • 2nd Annual Native American Art History Lecture Series (2016)
    The Frye Museum of Art - Seattle, Washington
  • 1st Annual Native American Art History Lecture Series (2015)
    The Frye Museum of Art - Seattle, Washington
  • Archival Interventions: Writing Visual Histories (2015)
    Native American Art Studies Association - Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Keynote address (2015)
    Great Lakes Culture Keepers Annual Conference - Ziibiwing Center, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Native Cultural Institutions (2014)
    Great Lakes Culture Keepers Annual Conference - Ziibiwing Center, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
  • Water and Associated Cultural Properties (2013)
    5th Annual Native and Indigenous Studies Association Conference - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • But the Library of Congress Has These! Restricting Photographs in a Previously Exposed Pueblo Community (2012)
    4th Annual Native and Indigenous Studies Association Conference - Uncasville, Connecticut
  • A Vision for Information Visualization in Information Science (2011)
    8th Annual iConference - Seattle, Washington
  • A:shiwi Aesthetics: Defining Ourselves (2011)
    Essentially Indigenous? Indigenous Arts Symposium, National Museum of the American Indian - New York, New York
  • Information as a Critical Analytic for Indigenous Scholars (2011)
    3rd Annual Native and Indigenous Studies Association Conference - Sacramento, California
  • Information: A Critical Analytic for Indigenous Scholars (2011)
    Native American and Indigenous Studies Association - Sacramento, CA
  • Sharing the Private in Public: Indigenous Cultural Property and Online Media (2011)
    8th Annual iConference - Seattle, Washington
  • A:shiwi Arts: A Zuni Knowledge System (2010)
    4th Annual Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium, Northwest Indian College - Lummi, Washington
  • Information as a Critical Tribal Asset (2010)
    2010 Mid-Year National Congress of American Indians - Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Native Systems of Knowledge: Indigenous Methodologies in Information Science (2010)
    Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Native Systems of Knowledge: Indigenous Methodologies in Information Science (2010)
    7th Annual iConference - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • Embodiments of Sovereignty (2009)
    9th Annual Symposium of Native Scholarship, Native American Students in Advanced Academia, University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
  • Why Is The Customer Right? (2005)
    Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics - Belo Horizante, Brazil