- Anthropology and Geography
Susan Devan Harness, M.A., is a member of the Salish-Kootenai Confederated Tribes as well as an American Indian transracial adoptee. Her master’s research in cultural anthropology at Colorado State University examined issues and outcomes of American Indian transracial adoption, and resulted in the book Mixing Cultural Identities Through Transracial Adoption, and is published by Edwin Mellen Press. Ms. Harness consults nationally and internationally about the unique issues that arise in this type of child placement. She is currently working towards an M.A. in Creative Non-Fiction at CSU to tell this story from a different perspective.