2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
 
Dr. Andrew Jolivétte, chair of the American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University is an accomplished educator, writer, speaker, and socio-cultural critic. He is the author of three books: Cultural Representation in
Native America (AltaMira Press, 2006); Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed-Race Native American Identity (Lexington Books, 2007); and Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority(Policy Press, 2012) and many journal articles and community studies including A Report on the Health and Wellness of Multiracial Youth in the San Francisco Bay Area (2008).

He is currently completing work on two new books, Indian Blood: Decolonizing Gender, Sexuality, and Mixed-Race Identity in the Face of Colonial Haunting and HIV (Under Review, Duke University Press, 2014), where he explores the efficacy
of an Indigenous stress coping mechanism along with a new intervention model on Inter-Generational Healing and Cultural Leadership to reduce HIV risk among multiracial, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and two-spirit populations. His
other new book project is an edited anthology entitled, The Research Justice Reader: Strategies for Social Transformation(SAGE Publication, In-Preparation for Submission, 2014). This manuscript is being written in collaboration with the DataCenter, Research for Justice.

Jolivétte's writing has been featured in the American Indian Cultural and Research Journal, the Ethnic Studies Review Journal, The Yellow Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies and in several anthologies.
He has served as president of the board for three organizations, Speak Out (the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture), the GLBT Historical Society &Museum, and iPride for Multiracial Families and Youth. He is the former Vice-
Chair of the DataCenter, Research for Justice Board of Directors.

Dr. Jolivette recently served as scholar in residence in Native Sexualities and Public Health at the University of California, Santa Cruz in fall 2013. He was the Indigenous Peoples’ Representative at the United Nations Forum on HIV and the
Law in 2011 during his two-year fellowship as an IHART (Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program) Fellow at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently serves as the
co-chair for the National Association for Ethnic Studies 2014 Conference, “Research As Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies” which will be held at Mills College in April 2014.

Dr. Jolivette is a Creole of Opelousa, Choctaw, Atakapa-Ishak, French, African, and Spanish descent. Professor Jolivette is the former tribal historian for the Atakapa-Ishak Nation located between southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas.
As a national speaker he has spoken to thousands of college students, educators, government employees and private sector organizations over the past decade across the United States. Jolivette received his Ph.D in Sociology from the University of California Santa Cruz.