Debra Barker receives Outstanding Woman of Color award

Debra BarkerDebra Barker, professor of English and American Indian studies at UW-Eau Claire, received a UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award this spring.

Barker’s scholarship and research studies focus on American Indian literature and culture and political representations of American Indians in textbooks. She is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Nation). Her publications include articles on the Indian boarding school system, Lakota women’s life writings and the literary production of Louise Erdrich.