Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology
80 Fifth Avenue
My scholarship, organizing, and teaching aims to work in the service of political movements advancing decolonization, justice, and freedom across the world.
PhD 2009 University of Pennsylvania; MA 1998 York University; BA 1996 University of Saskatchewan
· Abolition Collective
· Internal Editorial Board Member, Anthropology and Education Quarterly
· North American and Indigenous Studies Association
· American Studies Association
· New York City Stands With Standing Rock Collective
· American Anthropological Association
Dhillon, J. (2017) Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Inervention. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Dhillon, J & Estes, N. (2018) NODAPL and Mni Wiconi: Reflections on Standing Rock. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (edited collection forthcoming).
Dhillon, J. (2016) "This Fight Has Become my Life and It's Not Over: An Interview with Zaysha Grinnell" in #NODAPL Standing Rock HotSpots Series in Cultural Anthropology.
Dhillon, J & Estes, N. (2016) "Introduction: Standing Rock, #NODAPL and Mni Wiconi" in #NODAPL Standing Rock HotSpots Series in Cultural Anthropology.
Dhillon, J & Allooloo, S. (2016) “Dismantling Columbus and the Power of the Present.” Truthout, October 10.
Dhillon, J. (2016) “Indigenous Youth are Building a Climate Justice Movement by Targeting Colonialism” Truthout, June 20.
Dhillon, J. (2016). "Support the Standing Rock Sioux" Public Seminar, September 6.
Dhillon J, Chrisler, M, & Simpson, A. (2016). "The Standing Rock Syllabus Project" Public Seminar, October 21.
Dhillon J, Subramanium, R, & Ticktin, M. (2016) "Moving Cambodia" International Institutite for Asian Studies.
Dhillon, J & Allooloo, S. (2015) "Violence Against Indigenous Women is Woven into Canada's History". The Guardian, December 14.
Dhillon, J. (2015) “Indigenous Girls and the Violence of Settler Colonial Policing” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, and Society. Vol. 4 (3). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Dhillon, J. (2014) “Eyes Wide Open,” Nations Rising.
Dhillon, J. (2011) "Social Exclusion, Gender, and Access to Education in Canada: Narrative Account from Girls on the Street." Feminist Formations. Vol 23 (3). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dhillon, J. (2011) “School is the Answer: Reflections on Fieldwork in Cambodia.” Comparative International Education Society Newsletter, fall edition.
Schultz, K., Brockenbrough, E., & Dhillon, J. (2005) “In Between Work and School: Youth Perspectives on an Afterschool Media Arts Program.” in Afterschool Matters. New York: Occasional Paper Series, Robert Bowne Foundation.
Dhillon, J. and Alloolloo, S. “Notes On Becoming an Accomplice” (under review).
Dhillon, J. “Planetary Dystopia, Indigenous Resurgence, and the Struggle for Enviornmental Justice" (under review).
Dhillon, J. (2016) "Ep. # 33 - Standing Rock." Cultures of Energy Podcasts.
Dhillon, J. (2017) "Ep. # 58 - Standing Rock Forever." Cultures of Energy Podcasts.
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS:
"Mutual Mentoring," The New School Provost's Offfice. 2016-2017
"Lang Opportunity Award for Research," Lang College, The New School. 2016-2017.
“The Ground Shifts Beneath Our Feet: Youth, Education, and the Rebuilding of Cambodia,” Senior Research Fellowship at the Center for Khmer Studies. 2012-2013
“Cambodia-US-France: Ethnography and Curatorial Practice,” The New School Provost’s Office Innovation in Education Fund (collaborative project). 2014-2015
“Living Arts City,” The New School Provost’s Office Innovation in Education Fund (collaborative project). 2012-2013
“Improving Access to Secondary Education for Girls in Rural Cambodia,” United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (in partnership with the Ponheary Ly Foundation). 2012-2013
“Cambodia and the Politics of Education and Post-Conflict Reconstruction,” The New School Provost’s Office Faculty Research Fund. 2011-2012
“Cambodia and the Politics of Education and Post-Conflict Reconstruction,” Eugene Lang College-American University in Paris Mellon Fund. 2011-2012
“Struggles for Access: Examining the Educational Experiences of Homeless Young Women and Girls in Canada, National Homelessness Secretariat,” Government of Canada (in partnership with Justice for Girls). 2004-2005
“Until All of Us are Home: The Process of Leadership at Project H.O.M.E.,” Ford Foundation in partnership with the Advocacy Institute and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. 2003-2004
“In Between Work and School: Youth Perspectives on After-School Media Arts Program,” Robert Bowne Foundation. 2002-2003
TEACHING AND LEARNING:
#NODAPL: A Teach-In for Standing Rock at The New School
Faculty Director, Lang in Cambodia
Lang in Cambodia Blog
On Teaching and Learning at The New School
2017 "Notes on Becoming an Accomplice" at Nuit Blanche, Toronto Ontario (in collaboration with Siku Allooloo and Maria Hupfield).
2015 “Futurographies” at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, The New School.
2013 “Cambodia: Drop by Drop You Will Feel the Water” at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, The New School.
"Planetary Dystopia, Indigenous Resurgence, and the Struggle for Climate Justice." Abolitionist/Decolonial Politics Conference (WPSA), San Diego, March 2016.
"Becoming An Accomplice." Yale University, New Haven, March 2016.
“The Making of Crisis Stories: Indigenous Youth and Settler Colonialism in Canada.” Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, York University, Toronto, April 2015.
“Indigenous Girls and the Violence of Settler Colonial Policing.” Sallows Fry Conference (College of Law), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, May 2015.
“Indigenous New Media: Opening Remarks.” Indigenous New Media Symposium, New School University, New York, February 2014.
“Politics and Power in Research Collaborations.” American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2013.
“The Time of Youth: Book Talk and Discussion (discussant).” Development and Thought Seminar Series, New School University, New York, November 2013.
“School is the Answer: Reflections on Fieldwork in Cambodia.” Comparative International Education Conference (CIES), San Juan, April 2012.
“Prairie Rising: Urban Aboriginal Youth and Ethnographic Encounters with the Land of Living Skies.” Guest Lecture, Educational Foundations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, March 2012.
“Out of the Classroom and into the World: Study Abroad, Civic Engagement, and Lang in Cambodia.” American University of Paris Guest Lecture, Paris, November 2011.
“Cambodia, Education and the Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction.” American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Conference, Montreal, November 2011.
“Manufacturing Partnership: Indigenous Rights and Education.” Comparative International Education Conference (CIES), Montreal, May 2011.
“Indigenous Youth and State Interventions in Canada.” American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, November 2008.
“GAINING Access: Homeless Young Women, Sexual Exploitation, and Education.” Human Trafficking Conference, Saskatoon, May 2007.
“Constructions of Youth and Young Adult Education: Examining the Role of Development Agencies in Globalization, Governance, and Youth Development.” XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa, July 2006.
“Struggles for Access: Examining the Educational Experiences of Homeless Young Women and Girls in Canada.” Canadian Conference on Homelessness, York University, May 2005.
“Justice for Girls: Housing, Education, and Criminalization.” National Conference on Women and the Law, Women’s Rights and Freedoms, Vancouver, BC, April 2005.
“When Do We Get Access: Expanding Notions of Literacy for Youth in Community-Based Settings.” The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Havana, Cuba, June 2004.
Anthropology of the state, critical indigenous studies, settler colonialism, youth studies, anthropology of development, anti-racist and Indigenous feminism and ethnographic/curatorial methods. My forthcoming book, Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention, is a critical, ethnographic inquiry into colonial state interventions in the lives of urban indigenous youth. I am currently working on two research/advocacy projects: 1) A new ethnographic project focused on theorizing how conquest and ongoing settler colonial violence necessarily factor into debates over the climate crisis. How is indigeneity taken up in “climate justice”? How are Indigenous political struggles for decolonization and freedom made both audible and powerful within the broader scope of impending planetary dystopia? 2) A long-term ethnographic project exploring the politics of development and youth organizing in contemporary Cambodia.
Distinguished University Teaching Award in Diversity and Social Justice, The New School, 2017.
Indigenous Pol & Envir Justice
[Dis]Order & [In]Justice
Ethnographic & Qual Methods
Politics of Violence
Thesis Supervision (Open Campus)
Global Studies Colloquium