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Dr. Tracy J. Andrews
Dr. Tracy J. Andrews

Dr. Tracy J. Andrews

Adjunct Professor
PhD, University of Arizona, 1985

Dr. Andrews received her B.A. in Anthropology from Portland State University, her PhD from the University of Arizona (Anthropology), and her Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. She has worked as a sociocultural anthropologist in professional and academic settings, and recently returned to Portland where she has joined PSU as an Adjunct Professor. Her collaborative work with Native American nations since 1980 has focused on environmental and natural resource issues, health and healing, cultural dynamics and continuity, and gender.  More recently she also applied her concern for minority and international health issues to cooperative projects with regional Hispanic community organizations in central Washington state.  This work focused on gender, immigration, and health, including undocumented Mexican immigrant women and children.  While a Professor at Central Washington University, she also spent 3 ½ months teaching at Anhui University in Hefei, China.

Selected publications, presentations and research reports: (*student author)

Andrews, T. J; The Traditional Knowledge Project: Final Report and Executive Summary (2013;117 pgs); Technical Report on file, Pt. Gamble S’Klallam Tribe; Archives.

Andrews, Tracy J.; Vickie Ybarra and L. LaVern Matthews. (2013); For the Sake of our Children: Hispanic Immigrant and Migrant Families’ Use of Folk Healing and Biomedicine; Medical Anthropology Quarterly: International Journal for the Analysis of Health Vol 27 (3): 385-413.

Andrews, Tracy, Destiny Wellman* and Nikki Aikman* (Pt. Gamble S’Klallam Tribe); (2013, poster) Our Knowledge, Our Rights, Our Future: Linking Elders’ Knowledge and Science in Protecting Port Gamble S’Klallam Resources; Presented to Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Elders; Senior Center.

Andrews, T. , *D. Wellman, * N. Aikman, P. McCollum, D. Fuller, R. Call (2012, poster); Pt. Gamble S'Klallam Tribal resource conservation and restoration efforts: Linking indigenous knowledge and science. Public Participation in Scientific Research Conference, Ecological Society of America annual meeting; (August), Portland, Oregon.

Andrews, T., P. McCollum, and D. Fuller (2010, session paper); Collaborative Community-based Conservation and Restoration: Integrating Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Science, 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2010),3-7 July 2010;  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Andrews, T. J. and *J. Olney (Shellenberger) (2007); Potlatch and Pow Wow: Dynamics of Culture Through Lives Lived Dancing. The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 31 (1): 63-108.

Andrews, T. J., with *I. Gray, *B. Sainsbury, and *J. Naragon (2006) Poster - Environment, Migration Histories, and Childhood Health: Uses of Folk Healing and Biomedicine among Hispanic Families in Central Washington, Society for Applied Anthropology; Vancouver, BC.

Andrews, T. J. and *J. Shellenberger; (2004); Culture, Dance and Song: Perspectives from Nez Perce Pow Wow.  Final Report to Nez Perce Tribe (NPT); Ms. on file, Cultural Resources Program, NPT, Lapwai, Idaho.

*Shellenberger, J. and T. J. Andrews (2003): Project Report: The Contemporary and Historical Role of Song and Dance in Kwakwaka'wakw Culture. Co-Principal Investigators: T. J. Andrews and A. Sanborn (U'mista Cultural Centre).

*Shellenberger, J. and T. J. Andrews (2002)  Poster - Potlatch and Pow wow: Culture, Dance and Song. Presidential Invited Session, American Anthropological Association, November, New Orleans. Session: First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research.

Andrews, T.J., V. Ybarra, and *T. Miramontes, (2002) Negotiating Survival: Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Women in the Pacific Northwest. The Social Science Journal, Vol. 39 (3):431-449.

Andrews, T.J. (2001) Gendering Immigration Theory and Health Care Practice: Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Women and Their Children. 8th Annual Washington State Joint Conference on Health, "Health Disparities in a World without Borders", Oct. 8-10, 2001, Yakima, Washington.

Andrews, T.J.  (1998) Crops, Cattle, and Capital: Agrarian Political Ecology in Canyons de Chelly and del Muerto. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 22(3):31-78

Andrews, T.J. (1996)  Gender, Culture and Subsistence: The Enduring Legacy of Eleanor Leacock. Invited paper, Alaska Anthropological Association, The 24th Annual Meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Session: Women Pioneers in Northern Anthropology)

Andrews, T.J. (1995)  Gender and Subsistence in Northern Cultures: Clarifying Women's Roles and Expanding the Knowledge Base. Alaska Anthropological Assoc., 23rd Annual Meeting, Anchorage.

Andrews, T.J.  (1991)  Perspectives on Caring for the Elderly. In Navajo Aging: The Transition from Family to Institutional Support, S. Kunitz and J. Levy, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Ch 7:112-139

Curriculum Vitae

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