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Marisa Duarte

Marisa Duarte

Assistant Professor, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University
PO Box 876403
Tempe, AZ 85287-6403


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Marisa Duarte researches problems of information, knowledge, and technology in Native American and Indigenous contexts. For example, her most recent work examines tensions between wearable technologies, privacy, and well-being among marginalized peoples, specifically among Indigenous and Mexican American women. She also investigates Native and Indigenous peoples uses of social media, construction of large-scale digital infrastructures, and interfaces that allow for the circulation of Indigenous ways of knowing. Her work requires understanding of Western and Indigenous philosophies of science and technology, as well as Indigenous concepts of justice.

Professor Duarte is also a member of the HSCollab, which is a lab within the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University. She crafts research projects that advance science, technology, and society studies, and also shape the health and well-being of the many peoples of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, including the well-being of folks in her own tribe, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and surrounding communities.


  • PhD, Information Science, University of Washington-Seattle, 2013
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, 2003
  • BA, Creating Writing, University of Arizona, 2000

Journal Articles


Duarte, M. E., M. Vigil-Hayes and M. Belarde-Lewis. 2020. Of course, data can never fully represent reality: Assessing the relationship between "Indigenous data" and "Indigenous knowledge," "traditional ecological knowledge," and "traditional knowledge". Human Biology 91(3):163-178. DOI: 10.13110/humanbiology.91.3.03. (link )

Littletree, S., M. Belarde-Lewis and M. E. Duarte. 2020. Centering relationality: A conceptual model to advance indigenous knowledge organization practices. Knowledge Organization 4(5):410-426. (link )


Choe, E. K., M. E. Duarte, H. Suh, W. Pratt and J. A. Kientz. 2019. Communicating bad news: Insights for the design of consumer health technologies. JMIR Human Factors 6(2):e8885. DOI: 10.2196/humanfactors.8885. (link )

Vigil-Hayes, M., N. Deschine Parkhurst and M. E. Duarte. 2019. Complex, contemporary, and unconventinal: Characterizing the tweets of the #NativeVote movement and Native American candidates through the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interactions 3(CSCW):Art. 103. DOI: 10.1145/3359205. (link )


Duarte, M. E. 2017. Connected activism: Indigenous uses of social media for shaping political change. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 21:Art. 1525. DOI: 10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1525. (link )

Duarte, M. E. and M. Vigil-Hayes. 2017. #Indigenous: A technical and decolonial analysis of activist uses of hashtags across social movements. Media Tropes eJournal 7(1):166-184. (link )


Duarte, M. E. 2016. Uneven exchanges: Borderlands violence and the search for peace at Sand Creek. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 16(1):30-53.


Duarte, M. E. and M. Belarde-Lewis. 2015. Imagining: Creating spaces for indigenous ontologies. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6):677-702. DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2015.1018396. (link )



Duarte, M. E. 2017. Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country. University of Washington Press. Seattle and London. ISBN: 978-0295741819.

Book Chapters


Duarte, M. E. 2014. Knowledge, technology, and the pragmatic dimensions of self-determination. Pp. 45-56 In: Woons, M. ed., Restoring Indigenous Self-Determination: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. E-International Relations Publishing. ISBN: 978-1910814031.

Conference Papers


Vigil-Hayes, M., M. E. Duarte, N. Deschine Parkhurst and E. Belding. 2017. #Indigenous: Tracking the connective actions of Native American advocates on Twitter. Pp. 1387-1399 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. CSCW '17. Portland, OR.