Office: Clark B202
Professor Dorion received his master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Colorado State University in May 2013 and currently teaches classes at Colorado State University, Metro State University, and the Community College of Denver. His training is in economic anthropology, participatory collaboration and community development. As a graduate student, Patrick was involved in a project focused on understanding the infrastructural barriers that Lakota artists face on the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations. He is excited to start working on a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow him to return to the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in southwestern Colorado where he spent a summer as a field school supervisor.
Artists of the Northern Plains Research Study.
Collaborated with non-profits First Peoples Fund and Artspace in a study about the infrastructural barriers that Native artists in the northern plains area face. Fieldwork on Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations.
Thesis: The effects of capitalist market integration on Lakota people, and their resistance to it through the use of a socially embedded economy. (especially with regard to Lakota artists)
Involved in participatory community engagement on Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.
M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2013
B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2001
ANTH200, Cultures in the Global System