Jeff Ganohalidoh Corntassel

Jeff Ganohalidoh Corntassel
Indigenous Studies
Office: CLE B304 | Office hrs: Th 10-11:30am

PhD (Arizona)

Area of expertise

Indigenous internationalism, community resurgence, climate change and community well-being

(Cherokee Nation) Jeff Ganohalidoh Corntassel received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1998. Corntassel’s research and teaching interests focus on “Everyday Acts of Resurgence” and the intersections between Indigenous internationalism, community resurgence, climate change, gender, and community well-being.

Corntassel was the recipient of the 2022-23 Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is also an Honorary Member of the Indigenous & Conserved Communities Areas (ICCA) Consortium. Jeff situates his work at the grassroots with several Indigenous-led, community-based programs and initiatives ranging from local food movement initiatives, land-based renewal projects to gendered colonial violence and protection of homelands. Corntassel is a Co-PI (with Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly) on a 7-year SSHRC partnership grant entitled “21st Century Borders” and is the Indigenous lead of Pillar 1 for that grant focusing on Indigenous Internationalism and self-determination ( He is currently completing work for his forthcoming book on Sustainable Self-Determination, which examines Indigenous climate justice, food security, and gender-based resurgence.

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