Andrea Smith (Cherokee) is a longtime anti-violence and Native American activist and scholar. She is co-founder of the Boarding School Healing Project and INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, a national grassroots organization that utilizes direct action and critical dialogue. Smith has published widely on issues of violence against women of color and is one of the nation's leading experts on the topic, as well as a highly-sought after speaker.
Smith currently teaches in media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, Smith authored Native Americans and The Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances and helped edit INCITE!ís two anthologies, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex and Color Of Violence. She has also contributed to South End Press's two forthcoming anthologies, The Revolution Starts at Home, and Sovereign Acts.
Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide