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Hi there! I’m Michelle Lee Brown, I have a PhD in the areas of Indigenous Politics and Futures Studies. Euskalduna, my ancestral and ongoing land and waters are Lapurdi, the Biarrtitz/Miarritze area.

As of August 2021, I am working at Washington State University as the Assistant Professor of Indigenous Knowledge, Data Sovereignty, and Decolonization in the Digital Technology and Culture Program, part of their Racial and Social Justice in the Americas cluster hire initiative.

I strive to uphold relational commitments to human and nonhuman kin, center BIPOC feminist theory and praxis, and engage research and creation to inform my learning and teaching.


Outside of academe, I have a limited number of consultation appointments available for both strategic planning and futures work and consultations for creative projects, especially those engaging with speculative futures and/or community building.


NOTE: I am formally (re)launching my consultation business as a separate LLC in mid-December 2023 and look forward to working with you soon. 


Below are a few recent(-ish) works, collaborations, and publications. For a more detailed list, see the Research-Creation page.

On Non-Human Futures, Instruments, and Stories: A Conversation between Suzanne Kite and Michelle Lee Brown
Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Position Paper


Abundant Intelligences Collective
Indigenous Futures:  Reimagining Development in Asia and the Pacific Foresight Brief [for UNDP]
First Person Podcast Special issue on Indigenous and Sovereign Games: (Re)coding Survivance
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