Assistant Professor


  • Office Hours:
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
    • Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Concentration:

    • Indigenous Studies
    • Environmental Studies
    • Gender Studies
  • Department:

    • Ethnic Studies
  • Education:

    • PhD - Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
    • MA - Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
    • BA - Willamette University


Dr. Schneider is an Indigenous (Turtle Mountain Chippewa descendant) feminist scholar whose work focuses on the diverse ways in which tribal nations work to sustain their relationships with the land and its inhabitants. She runs the ISTAR (Indigenous Science Technology Arts and Science) program for Native youth in the Fort Collins area and is a member of the President's Native American Advisory Council.

RESEARCH: Environmental Studies, Settler Colonialisms, Indigenous Feminisms & Indigenous Feminist Methodologies, Queer Theory, Indigenous Food Justice

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TEACHING: ETST 550 Indigenous Law, Policy, & Peoples; ETST 365 Global Environmental Justice Movements; ETST 342 Queer Indigenous Studies;  ETST 240 Native American Culture Experience; ETST 234 Intro to Native American Literature


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Schneider, L. "Decolonizing conservation? Indigenous resurgence and buffalo restoration in the American West." Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space (2022).

Schneider, L. "Fish of the Future: Genetically Engineered Salmon and Settler Colonial Science." American Indian Quarterly, 46, no. 3 (2022) 225-259.

Schneider, L. "Meeting them Where They Are: A Case Study in Land Education and Indigenous Resurgence." Journal of American Indian Education 61, no. 2 (2022) 63-89.

Schneider, L. “American Indian Education in Idaho.” In On Indian Ground: Indian Education in the Northwest, edited by Michelle M. Jacob & Stephany RunningHawk Johnson. Information Age Publishing, 2019.

Schneider, L. “There’s Something in the Water: Salmon runs and settler colonialism on the Columbia River.” Special Issue, American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37, no. 2 (2013) 149-164.

Book Chapters

Schneider, L. "Generating Indigenous Futures." in Voices of the River, Vol. 2, 2023.

Schneider, L. "'Land Back' Beyond Repatriation: Restoring Indigenous Land Relationships." in The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West, edited by Susan Bernardin. Routledge, 2022.

Schneider, L. “(Re)producing the Nation: Treaty rights, gay marriage, and the settler state.” in Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader, edited by Nada Elia, David Hernandez, Jodi Kim, Shana Redmond, Dylan Rodriguez and Sarita See, 92-104. Duke University Press, 2016.