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Ashley Cordes

Assistant Professor
Indigenous Media Studies in ENVS and ENG
Digital Humanities, English, Environmental Studies
Phone: 541-346-0061
Office: PLC 444
Office Hours: Spring Term: TR 8:30-10am
Research Interests: Media, Indigenous Science and Technology Studies (AI, blockchain, cryptocurrency), Digital Humanities, Environmental/Place-Based Studies, Visual Culture, Critical/Cultural Studies


Ashley Cordes (Coquille/KōKwel) is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Media in ENVS and ENG at the University of Oregon and a recent American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. Her research lies at the intersection of Indigenous science and technology studies, digital media, and environmental/place-based studies. She is interested in how Indigenous culture and technology producers leverage discursive, technological, and media forms of “digital Indigeneity” toward Tribal economic independence, representational and data sovereignty, Indigenous cultural revitalization, and the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge systems. Her research in AI has been published in the Indigenous Protocols Artificial Intelligence position paper and her other works on representation, digital humanities, and Indigenous methods have been published in journals such as Cultural Studies <>Critical Methodologies, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Feminist Media Studies. She is the author of the book, Leave Some for the Rest: Storying Indigenous Currencies in the Gold Rush and Cryptocurrency Rush in production with MIT Press.

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PhD, Media Studies, outside area in Native American Studies, University of Oregon, 2019

MA, Communication, Hawaii Pacific University, 2012

BA, Communication, Journalism Certificate, Loyola Marymount University, 2010