Natalee Kehaulani K Bauer

Natalee Kehaulani Bauer
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Mills Hall 338

Professional Interests: Native and Women of Color Feminisms, Indigenous Queer Feminisms, Racialized Gender & Sexualities, Critical Whiteness Studies, the history of schooling

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2018


Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer (she/hers) is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) activist scholar born in Honolulu and raised between/across Hawaiʻi and the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches courses in both Womenʻs, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Ethnic Studies, and is Director of Native Student Recruitment and Retention. Dr. Bauer’s research explores the interdependent structures of of settler colonialism, anti-indigeneity, and anti-blackness as enacted and reproduced by schooling. She is also currently researching concerns around identity and authenticity in the Kanaka Maoli lāhui (nation), particularly in relation to diaspora, activism, and legal constructs. Along with Dr. Wanda Watson, Dr. Bauer is co-director of the Spencer Foundation-funded Elementary Ethnic Studies Project, a multi-year research project helping Bay Area teachers implement Ethnic Studies curriculum in early childhood & elementary school.


  • BA, Mills College
  • MA, Mills College
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2021

Days Times Room
  by appointment  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
MW1:00 pm-2:40 pmResearch Method:Comms of ColorED 101

Courses Taught

  • ETHS 011: Leadership for Social Change
  • ETHS 051: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • ETHS 054: American Indian History to 1900
  • ETHS 054: Indigenous Peoples' History in the US to 1900
  • ETHS 055: Law, Resistance, & Identity: Indigenous Peoples in the 'U.S.' from 1900 - present
  • ETHS 111: Leadership for Social Change
  • ETHS 126: Theories of Race and Ethnicity
  • ETHS 157: Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System
  • ETHS 172: American Indian and Pacific Islander Women
  • ETHS 172: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Women
  • ETHS 172SL: American Indian and Pacific Islander Women
  • ETHS 180A: 'All Power to the People!': The Politics and Pedagogy of Community-based Education in the Bay
  • ETHS 189: Research Methods with Communities of Color, with Fieldwork
  • ETHS 191: Senior Seminar
  • WGSS 071: Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGSS 172: American Indian and Pacific Islander Women
  • WGSS 192: Senior Project