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Kari Chew

Kari Chew, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kari Chew

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Educational Studies/Educational Administration,
Curriculum and Supervision

Phone: (405) 325-2930
Office: Collings Hall 203

Kari A. B. Chew is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Chikashshanompa' (Chickasaw language) learner, and Indigenous language advocate. She is an assistant professor of Indigenous Education in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Chew earned her doctorate in Indigenous Language Revitalization and Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 2016. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the NEȾOLṈEW̱ “one mind, one people” Indigenous Language Partnership at the University of Victoria in 2020. As an Indigenous Language Revitalization scholar, Dr. Chew’s research focuses on adult Indigenous language learners, Indigenous language curriculum, and the role of technology in Indigenous language education. She works closely with the Chickasaw Nation on language education projects.

Research Interests:

  • Adult Indigenous language learners
  • Online Indigenous language courses
  • Indigenous language curriculum
  • Chikashshanompa' linguistics and education
  • Decolonizing pedagogies
  • Indigenous research methodologies