Dr. Andrew Jolivétte (Louisiana Creole/Atakapa-Ishak [Tsikip/Opelousa/Heron Clan]) is Professor and Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego and the Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies at UCSD. He is the author or editor of nine books in print or forthcoming, including Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed-Race Native American Identity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) and Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community (University of Washington Press, 2016). Indian Blood was a Lammy Award Finalist for Best Book in LGBTQ Studies in 2017.  He is a former Professor and Department Chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University and the 2020-21, MultiRacial Network, Scholar-in-Residence for the American College Personnel Association. He served on the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Advisory Board for several years and during his time as department chair oversaw the NAGPRA Liaison and NAGPRA Program. Professor Jolivette is the Series Editor of Black Indigenous Futures and Speculations at Routledge, The Board President of the American Indian Cultural Center of San Francisco, and the Board President of the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture. His forthcoming poetry-cookbook, Gumbo Circuitry: Poetic Routes, Gastronic Legacies will be published by That Painted Horse Press in 2021. His current book project, Thrivance Circuitry: Queer Afro-Indigenous Futurity and Kinship is contracted with the University of Washington Press. A former Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, and IHART Fellow and Mentor at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle he is a former Indigenous Peoples Representative to the United Nations on HIV and the Law and has spoken to audiences in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands.