Ryan D'Auria-Rousseau

Ryan D'Auria-Rousseau

Graduate Student, 2016 Cohort


B.A. English Literature & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The College of New Jersey, 2014

About Ryan D'Auria-Rousseau

Ryan graduated cum laude from The College of New Jersey in 2014 with a B.A. in both English Literature and Women's & Gender Studies. He completed his senior thesis, a combination of qualitative research and ethnography, on queer youth homelessness in Philadelphia and New York entitled “A Problem That Has No Home”. His current research interests focus on the intersections of Native studies, Queer of Color Critique, American public policy, and visuality. An avid backpacker, Ryan comes to Indiana University after extensive travels in Europe, India, and the United States.


“Becoming Bebas: The Decolonizing Labor of Risk and Care” Book Review: Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation by Juno Salazar Parreñas.” Cultural Politics. Duke University Press. Fall 2019.

Courses Taught

COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication

GNDR-G 205 Indigenous Feminisms: Decolonizing Perspectives

GNDR-G 399 Regulating Gender

Selected Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Gender Studies, Spring 2019

Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Travel Grant, Summer 2018