Elizabeth Hoover is an associate professor at UC Berkeley in the Environmental Science, Policy, and Management department whose research, life, and community work focuses on food sovereignty and environmental justice for Native American communities. Based on collaborations with tribal communities across the US, Elizabeth has published books and articles about Native American food sovereignty and seed rematriation; environmental reproductive justice in Native American communities; and tribal citizen science and community based participatory research.
Devon Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in the Humanities Program at the University of Kansas and the former editor of the American Indian Quarterly and former editor of the University Nebraska Press book series, “Contemporary Indigenous Issues.” A historian by training, she is the author of numerous award-winning books on Indigenous history and current issues, including American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism, Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero, Choctaw Crime and Punishment: 1884-1907, Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health (ed. With Elizabeth Hoover) that won the Daniel F. Austin Award presented by the Society for Economic Botany and Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness, that was recently named the Best Indigenous Book in the US by Gourmand International. She also has written five novels. She oversees the American Indian Health and Diet Project at https://aihd.ku.edu/ and the Facebook page, Indigenous Eating. See her blog at: https://devonmihesuah.blog.ku.edu/