Adrienne Keene

Adrienne Keene wearing a denim jacket in front of a verdant background. Headshot by Brittany Taylor.

Adrienne Keene is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, originally from Southern California, and now lives on the East Coast. She writes about representations of Indigenous peoples in popular culture and is the longtime author and editor of the blog Native Appropriations. She is also the co-creator and co-host of the Indigenous podcast All My Relations, which has received over 1.5 million plays since its launch.

Currently, Adrienne serves as an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where her research examines Native students navigating the college process. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, Catapult Magazine, Indian Country Today, and numerous other outlets. She is the author of “Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present” from Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House.

She earned her BA from Stanford University in Native American Studies and Cultural Anthropology, and her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in Culture, Communities, and Education.