Paja Faudree is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests include language and politics, indigenous literary and social movements, the interface between music and language, the ethnohistory of New World colonization, and the global marketing of indigenous rights discourses, indigenous knowledge, and plants. Faudree received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and came to Brown following a Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago. Her research has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Fulbright IIE, American Philosophical Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Fulbright-Hays. She is a published poet and playwright and holds an MFA from Brown's literary arts program.