Jen Rose Smith (she/her)

Assistant Professor
headshot of woman in blue turtleneck under black blazer in front of frozen lake

Contact Information

PDL C-514
Office Hours
By appointment


Jen Rose Smith is a dAXunhyuu (Eyak, Alaska Native) geographer interested in the intersections of coloniality, race, and indigeneity as read through aesthetic and literary contributions, archival evidences, and experiential embodied knowledges. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Comparative Ethnic Studies and her Master's Degree from the same department, and holds a BA in English Literature and the Environment from the University of Alaska, Southeast. A recipient of fellowships from ACLS, Ford Foundation, and the UC President’s Postdoctoral Program, Smith works at the intersection of race, indigeneity, and anti-coloniality in Alaska and the Arctic. She is working on a book manuscript called Icy Matters: Race Indigeneity and Coloniality in Ice-Geographies and has published in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vogue Magazine, and The Geographic Journal. Smith serves on the advisory board for the Eyak Cultural Foundation, a non-profit that organizes annual language and cultural revitalization gatherings and directs a Cultural Mapping Project in their homelands of Eyak, Alaska. She is also an Editor as part of the Editorial Collective at the open access journal ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.