Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Ph.D.
Mills College at Northeastern University
Department Chair - Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Program Head - Ethnic Studies
Affiliated Faculty - School of Education
PhD Social and Cultural Studies in Education
Designated Emphases in Critical Theory, & Women, Gender, and Sexuality
University of California, Berkeley, May 2017
Advisors: Lisa García Bedolla, Zeus Leonardo, and Michael Omi
MA Social and Cultural Studies in Education
University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Thesis: Making Whiteness Visible: Toward a Theory of Reproductive Whiteness in Education
MA English and American Literature
Mills College, 2007
Thesis: Marked Difference: Monsters, Miscegenation, and Marking in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
BA English and American Literature, Mills College, 1997
Department Chair, Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, May 2021 -present
Program Head, Ethnic Studies, 2020-present
Program Head, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, May 2021 -August 2022
Associate Professor (NTT) of Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies, May 2022-present
Assistant Professor (NTT) of Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies, August 2019-May 2022
Affiliated Faculty, School of Education, 2018-present
Bauer, N. K. (2022) Tender Violence in US Schools: Benevolent whiteness and the dangers of heroic white womanhood. Routledge.
Refereed Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Bauer, N. K. and Watson, W. (2022). Exploring a critical race inquiry approach to the professional development of elementary school Teachers of Color. In C.D. Gist and T.J. Bristol (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers. . American Educational Research Association.
Bauer, N. K. (2020). What’s love got to do with it?: Toward a theory of benevolent whiteness in education. The Urban Review. doi 10.1007/s11256-020-00592-w
Bauer, N. K. (2015). A Nation Rising: A review essay. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 4(1).
Bauer, N. K. (2020). [Review of the book Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism, by J. Kēhaulani Kauanui]. Native American and Indigenous Studies 7(2), 206-208. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/765028.
Manuscripts in Preparation / Under Submission
Bauer, N. K. (in preparation) Remediations as Reparations: Why teaching academic writing in Ethnic Studies is, in fact, our job. (prepared for submission to Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy).
Bauer, N. K. (in preparation) Theorizing Kanaka identity and kuleana in diaspora. (Prepared for submission to Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal.)
Selected Public Scholarship
Bauer, N. K. (2015, August 7). We are Mauna Kea: Resistance in diaspora [Invited online article]. Retrieved from http://www.criticalethnicstudiesjournal.org/blog/2015/8/7/we-are-mauna-kea-resistance-in-diaspora
Arvin, M., Bauer, N. K., Teves, L., Niumetolu, F., Vaughn, K., & Williams, L. K. (2015, March 8). Recognizing Indigenous Pacific Struggles in the Lei at Selma [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://morethantwominutes.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/recognizing-indigenous-pacific-struggles-in-the-lei-at-selma/
Arvin, M., Bauer, N. K., Teves, L., Niumetolu, F., Vaughn, K., & Williams, L. K. (2015, June 16). On Cameron Crowe’s Aloha and Indigenous Pacific Films We Actually Recommend [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://morethantwominutes.wordpress.com/ 2015/06/16/on-cameron-crowes-aloha-and-indigenous-pacific-films-we-actually-recommend/
CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, and INVITED TALKS
Invited keynote speaker, “Reflecting on and Amplifying Our Antiracism Framework,” Sacramento State University, College of Education Convocation, May 19, 2021
“Building an Antiracist Classroom,” Invited Panelist, Commonwealth Club, February 26, 2021.
"Abolitionist Teaching in These Times"
Invited Panelist, Mills College School of Education, August 28, 2020.
Professional Development: Exploring a Critical Race Inquiry Approach to the Professional Development of Elementary Ethnic Studies Teachers of Color [Invited Roundtable]. AERA Annual Meeting 2020, San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/ww6a3fc (Conference Canceled due to COVID-19)
"Kanaka Maoli resistance to the Thirty-meter Telescope (TMT),” invited speaker, UC Berkeley Native American Studies, April 9, 2020
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School. Oakland, CA Film Screening & Panel Discussion.
Invited Panelist. February 8, 2020
"What's Love Got to do with it?: Toward a Theory of Benevolent Whiteness"
Research Justice at the Intersections Symposium, Mills College, December 5, 2019.
"Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, & Pedagogy."
Invited Talk, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley, April 5, 2018.
"Theorizing Benevolent Whiteness as the Educative Arm of Empire"
UC Berkeley 14th Annual Education Research Day, February 26, 2016.
"Pyramid Schemes: Neoliberal, 'Post-racial' discourse and the reification of whiteness in schools."
UC Berkeley 14th Annual Education Research Day, March 14, 2014.
“The Peaceful Violence of Colonialism: Language, Hegemony, and the Ideological Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.”
Graduate School of Education Research Day,UC Berkeley, April 6, 2012
“Bodies in Exile: Women’s (Re)clamation of Self in Calixthe Beyala’s Loukoum: the Little Prince of Belville.”
Mills College Academic Forum, February 2007
“Masculinity of Empire: Constructing Caesar in Shakespeare’s Antony andCleopatra,”
Northern California Renaissance Conference, UC Davis, May 5, 2007
“Creating Writing Rubrics Across the Curriculum in K-8 Schools” (workshop).
BayArea Coalition for Equitable Schools (BayCES) Annual Small Schools Symposium,March 13, 2004
“Using Standards-Based Assessments to Guide Writing Instruction” (workshop).
BayArea Coalition for Equitable Schools (BayCES) Annual Small Schools Symposium,March 14-15, 2003
AWARDS and HONORS
2023 Faculty Research Grant to support "Pedagogies of Futurity: Black and Indigenous Education for Resistance, Persistence, and
Survival," Mills College at Northeastern University, 2023-24.
2021 Siekhaus Faculty Achievement Award
2021 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Alternate
2021 Meg Quigley Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Mills College
2021 Meg Quigley Faculty Research Fellowship, Mills College, 2021-22
2020 Meg Quigley Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Mills College
2019 Research Fellow, Research Justice at the Intersections, Mills College
2019 Meg Quigley Faculty Research Fellowship, Mills College, 2019-20
2019 MACK Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, “Empowering Academic Writing for Mills Students,” 2019-20
2015 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention
2014 University of California Doctoral Completion Fellowship
2013 Chancellor’s Public Fellow – American Cultures Engaged Service (ACES), University of California, Berkeley
2010 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of California, Berkeley, 2010-2015
2012 Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley
2007 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker, Mills College
2005 Graduate Alumni Scholarship, Mills College
Mills College Department of Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Indigenous History to 1900 (FA 18, FA 20)
Law, Resistance, & Identity: Indigenous Peoples in the “U.S.” from 1900 - present (SP 20)
Indigenous & Pacific Islander Women (FA 18, SP 21)
Introduction to Ethnic Studies (SP 19, FA 21)
Theories of Race & Gender (SP 19, SP 20, SP 21)
Leadership for Social Change (SP 19)
“All Power to the People!”: The Politics & Pedagogy of Community-based Ed. (SU 19)
Race, Gender, & the Criminal Justice System (SU 20)
Introduction to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (FA 19, SP 21)
Ethnic Studies Senior Thesis Seminar (SP 20)
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Senior Project (SP 20)
Directed Independent Student Research (FA 18, SP 19, FA 19, SU 20)
Research Methods in Communities of Color (FA 21)
Research Methods in Social Sciences (FA 22)
Senior Capstone Seminar (SP 23)
Mills College Graduate School of Education
Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Schools
Teaching Reading & Writing in Secondary Schools
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Supervised Teaching in Elementary Education (Graduate Student Instructor)
The Politics of Educational Inequality (Graduate Student Instructor)
Education Policy and Practice (Graduate Student Instructor)
SERVICE to the PROFESSION
Peer reviewer, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Chair, Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department, 2021-present
Program Head, Women, Gender, & Sexualities Studies Program, 2021-present
Program Head, Ethnic Studies Program, 2020-present
Faculty Executive Committee, 2020-present
Intersectional Antiracism Committee, 2020
Faculty advisor, Indigenous Women’s Alliance, 2018-present
Faculty advisor, Native Heritage Month, 2018-present
Undergraduate advisor, Ethnic Studies, 2018-present
Dissertation Committee Member, Bernadette Pilar Zermeño, SP 2020 – present
Search committees, departmental assistant, Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (FA18, FA19)
Selection committee, Research Justice at the Intersections Fellowship, Spring 2020
Search Committee, Lead Teacher, Mills College Children’s School, Summer 2020
Digital Learning Team, Summer 2020-present
Director, Native Recruitment and Retention Initiative, 2018-2020
Coordinator of curriculum and assessment, Ethnic Studies Program, 2019-2020
Supervisor of undergraduate independent research (FA18, SP19, F19)
Supervisor of graduate student independent research (SU19, SU20)
Mills Bridge Advocate Team (2018-present)
Spanish – Advanced Fluency
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) – Beginning Fluency
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA)
Certificate in Effective College Instruction
Association of College and University Educators 
This certificate signifies the completion of a 25-module course in effective teaching practices requiring the implementation of evidence-based instructional approaches. The credential is co-issued by the American Council on Education and distinguishes faculty for their commitment to educational excellence and student success.
California Multiple-subject Teaching Credential
Texas K-8 Elementary ESL Credential
K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Sp 2010 Educational Consultant, Park Day School, Oakland, CA
2008-09 Teacher, Willard Middle School, Berkeley, CA
2008-10 Educational Consultant, International Community School, Oakland, CA
2007-08 Instructional Leader / VP, Dolores Huerta Learning Academy, Oakland, CA
2007 Director, Think College Now Summer Program, Oakland, CA
Sp 2006 Teacher on Special Assignment, Hawthorne Elementary School, Oakland, CA
2006 Director, Think College Now Summer Program, Oakland, CA
2004-05 6th/7th Grade Math & Science Teacher, SF Community School, San Francisco, CA
2001-04 Founding Teacher, International Community School, Oakland, CA
1999-2001 Bilingual (Spanish) Classroom Teacher, Hawthorne Elementary, Oakland, CA
1997-99 Teacher, Guzman Elementary School, Donna, TX