Faculty and Staff Directory

Roe W. Bubar, JD

Roe Bubar Associate Professor
Joint appointment with the Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity

Contact information

363 SE Aylesworth Hall
1790 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1790
(970) 491-2950
roe.bubar@colostate.edu

Areas of Interest

Social policy, child sexual abuse in Indian country and Alaska native communities, children's advocacy centers: multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches in child maltreatment and cultural competency.

Bio

Roe Bubar, J.D., is a Native Studies Scholar and Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Department of Ethnic Studies and School of Social Work. Roe also serves as Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies at Colorado State University. She teaches Indigenous courses. Her current research agenda considers intersectionality and sexual violence, health disparities, child maltreatment in tribal communities, and Native youth and STD/STI messaging. Roe has over 20 years of experience in the field and continues to work with tribes, states, federal agencies, and NGOs in tribal communities on a variety of research issues, including child sexual abuse and related projects.

Degree Information

Mediation Certification, 2007, Colorado State University
J.D., 1987, University of Colorado
B.A., 1980, Psychology, University of New Hampshire

Academic Appointments

2009 - present: Co-Chair, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research Curriculum Project, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2008 - present: Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Department and Joint Appointment in the School of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2004 - present: Affiliate Faculty, Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2007 - 2012: Fulbright Senior Specialist in Social Work: Child Welfare in Indigenous Communities
2007 - 2010: Chair/Co-Chair of the Executive Board, Office of Women’s Programs and Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2006 - 2010: Associate, Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2005 - 2008: Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2001 - 2005: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1998 - 2000: Adjunct Faculty, Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Professional post–baccalaureate and post–master’s social work experience

2005 - present: Forensic Supervisor, Larimer County Children’s Advocacy Center, Fort Collins, CO
1993 - present: Partner, Bubar and Hall Consultants, LLC, Fort Collins, CO
1998 - 2002: Research Associate and Consultant for the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2000 - 2001: Research Associate in the Center for Ecological Management on Military Lands (CEMML), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1990 - 1993: Director, Children's Safehouse of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
1989 - 1990: Manager and Legal researcher, Ronald C. Hall, Albuquerque, NM
1988 - 1989: Lobbyist, Excel Surety, Fort Worth, TX and Albuquerque, NM
1988 - 1988: Law Clerk, Greene, Meyer, and McElroy, Boulder, CO
1987 - 1987: Legal Research Assistant for Professor David Getches, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO
1982 - 1984: Rape Crisis Team Member & Co-therapist for Survivors groups, Boulder Mental Health Center, Boulder, CO
1981 - 1984: Academic Tutor, Indian Education Program, Boulder, CO
1982 - 1983: Counselor, Boulder Mental Health Center, Boulder, CO
1979 - 1980: Teacher’s Assistant, Psychology Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham
1977 - 1980: Academic Tutor, Upward Bound, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

Member, American Indian and Alaska Native Social Work Educators, 2005 - present
Licensed Member, New Mexico Bar Association, 1991 - present

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

University Committees
2013 - present: Chair, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research Board
2010 - present: Member, Vice President for Diversity’s Internal Advisory Committee
2010 - present: Member, Protocol for Discrimination and Harassment Committee

Department Committees: Ethnic Studies
2012 - 2013: Chair, Executive Committee
2011 - 2012: Co-Chair, Executive Committee

Special awards, fellowships, grants, and other recognitions received during the last 3 years

Awards
2013: Selected for the Tenured Professor Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University.
2013: Fulbright Award for work on Social Work, Education and Law/Policy at the University of Regina, Regina/Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2012: Selected as the 12th Annual Boyer Lecture Scholar in the Center for Women and Gender Research.

Grants
2012: Interviews to explore the implications of microaggressions as sexual violence of Indigenous women. CLA Professional Development Award, $1,277.

Professional presentations presented during the last 5 years

2010, Bubar, R., Payne, D., Sutherland, P., & White, G. (July, 2010). Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered Children in Tribal Communities. Bubar and Hall Consultants and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Bismarck, North Dakota.

2010, Bubar, R., Payne, D., Keehler, L., & Gilliam, B. (July, 2010). Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered Children in Tribal Communities. Bubar and Hall Consultants and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Catoosa, Oklahoma.

2010, Bubar, R., Payne, D., Frang, S., Kershaw, J., & Gosch, P. (June, 2010). Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered Children in Tribal Communities. Bubar and Hall Consultants and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seattle, Washington.

2010, Bubar, R., Payne, D., Noseep, D., & Geboe, M. (June, 2010). Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered Children in Tribal Communities. Bubar and Hall Consultants and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Billings, Montana.

2010, Bubar, R., Payne, D., Laughter, R., Rosky, R., & Gosch, P. (June, 2010). Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered Children in Tribal Communities. Bubar and Hall Consultants and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Scottsdale, Arizona.

2010, Payne, D., Noseep, D., Bubar, R., & Silva, H. (March, 2010). Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered Children in Tribal Communities. Bubar and Hall Consultants and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Selected Publications

Bubar, R. (March, 2013). The Erotics of Colonialism: Reinventing Pocahontas as Avatar. Fulbright Lecture. University of Regina. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Quijano, L., Bubar, R., & Bundy-Fazioli, K. (November, 2012). Systemic Omissions of Professional Power in Social Work Practice: Implications for Intersectionality, 58th Annual Council on Social Work Education Conference, Washington, D.C.

Long, M., Rouner, D., Bubar, R., Vernon, I., Boiarsky, G., & Walton, J. (August, 2012). Brochures as Potential Initiators of Change: A Case Study of STD Brochures Available to Native American Youth, Annual AEMJMC Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Bubar, R., Quijano, L., & Bundy-Fazioli, K. (May, 2012). Unpacking Intersectionality in Qualitative Inquiry: Autoethnography as Methodology for Sustainable Collaborations in the Academy. 8th Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

Bubar, R. (May, 2012). Deconstructing Colonial Legacies in a Mixed Methods Study: Indigenous Women, Social Justice and Sexual Violence. 8th Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

Breaux, R., Bubar, R., Jennings, L., Dakins, E., Aragon, A., Lombard, D., & Pape, K. (August, 2011). Power and Privilege in Teaching Social Justice. Pedagogy of Privilege: Transformative Education, Learning, Practice and Research Conference. University of Denver. Denver, Colorado.

Bundy-Fazioli, K., Bubar, R., & Quijano, L. (May, 2011). Interdisciplinary Feminism in Qualitative Research. 7th Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

Bubar, R. (November, 2010). Are Some Women Considered Inherently Rapable: Intersectionality & Violence Against Native Women. 56th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Presentation for American Indian and Alaska Native Social Work Educators. Portland, Oregon.

Bubar, R. (September, 2010). Implications for Children’s Advocacy Centers and MDT Development in Tribal Communities: A Social Justice Perspective on Sustainability. National Center for Victims of Crime: Victim-Centered, Practice-Based, Research-Informed. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bubar, R. (December, 2010). Listening to the Voices of Native women: Personal Safety and Sexual Violence. 12th Annual Indian Nations Conference, sponsored by Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Palm Springs, California.

Bubar, R., & Riley, M. (December, 2010). Drug Endangered Children in Indian Country: Developing a Team Approach. 12th Annual Indian Nations Conference, Sponsored by Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Palm Springs, California.

Bubar, R. (June, 2009). Intersectionality of Violence: STDs, Sexual Assault and Native Women. Women are Sacred Conference sponsored by Sacred Circle: National Resource Center To End Violence Against Native Women. Oakland, California.

Bubar, R. & Rouner, D. (December, 2008). Native Youth and Sexual Health: Implications for Sexual Assault Risks. Forensic Supervision in Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Indian Country. 11th Annual Indian Nations Conference, sponsored by Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Palm Springs, California.

Bubar, R. (March, 2008). Exploring Sexual Assault of Indigenous Women in the United States: Results from a National Pilot Qualitative Study. 9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference. Merida, Mexico. Poster Presentation.

Invited Presentations

Bubar, R. (April, 2013). Indigenous Women and the Reauthorization of VAWA: A Historic Move to Reinstate Tribal Jurisdiction over Non-Natives. Sponsored by Women Gender Advocacy Center for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (March, 2013). Special Guest Provocateur for A girl’s right to learn Without Fear: Ending Gender-Based Violence in School. Sponsored by University of Regina. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bubar, R. (March, 2013). Reauthorization of VAWA in the United States. Sponsored by University of Regina School of Social Work, Saskatoon campus. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bubar, R. (March, 2013). Contemporary Social Work Issues: Implications for Microaggressions. Graduate social work lecture at the School of Social Work, University of Regina. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bubar, R. (March, 2013). Community Based Research Projects with Tribes in the United States. First Nations University. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bubar, R. & Hall, R. (March, 2012). Tribal Governments: A Fact or Crap Analysis. Sponsored by International Programs. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (November, 2011). Erotics of Colonialism: Reinventing Pocahontas as Avatar. Native American Awareness Month sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (September, 2011). Two Spirits. The Eracism Film & Discussion Series. Fort Collins Main Public Library. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R., Gillette, K., Ford, K., Kelly, T., & Johnson, R. (April, 2011). Indigenous Women and the Sciences. American Indians in Engineering and Science Regional Conference. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (November, 2010). Two-Spirits Documentary and Discussion. Native American Heritage Month and GLBT Resource Center. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (November, 2010). From Facebook to the Classroom: Indigenous Identities, Democracy, Sovereignty and Social Justice. Sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center, Fort Lewis College. Durango, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (September, 2010). Creating Sustainable Prevention & Program Development in Tribal Communities using Community Readiness. Institute for Educational Research and Service, School of Social Work at University of Montana. Missoula, Montana.

Bubar, R. & Hall, R. (November, 2009). What Trust Responsibility: Sexual Violence Against Native Women and Children. Native American Awareness Month sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (October, 2009). Health and Healing Ourselves . . . The Indigenous Way. Native American Cultural Center Leadership Retreat. Estes Park, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (September, 2009). Cultural Competency Theory and Policy Implications in the University Setting. Sponsored by the Native American Student Services. Fort Lewis College. Durango, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (July, 2009). Challenges in the Child Interview: Reluctance, Recantation and other Issues in Child Sexual Abuse Cases. Improving Response and Support for Child Victims in Indian Country sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Oregon. Warm Springs, Oregon.

Bubar, R. (July, 2009). Vicarious Trauma. Improving Response and Support for Child Victims in Indian Country sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Oregon. Warm Springs, Oregon.

Bubar, R. (March, 2009). 21st Century Challenges: Cultural Competence, Health Disparities, Law and Policy in Indian Country. Native American Student Services Mentoring Program: Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (February, 2009). Erosion of Indigenous Rights: Justice and Health in Indian Country. NACC Leadership Conference: Estes Park, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (January, 2009). Cultural Competency: STDs and Sexual Assault in Indian Country. Larimer County Children’s Advocacy Center Training: Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R. (November, 2008). Cultural Competency: Policy Implications and Practice in Tribal Communities with Native Children and Families. Victor Vieth, J.D., Teresa Foster, J.D., and Detective Mike Johnson: Considerations in Peer Review and Supervision & Alaska Native Cultural Considerations and Issues in Child Sexual Abuse cases for Alaska: Panel Discussion. Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference: Charting New Trails. Anchorage, Alaska.

Bubar, R. & Hall, R. (November, 2008). From Rehnquist to Roberts: Can We Decolonize the Supreme Court or Will There be a More Concerted Effort to end Indigenous Tribalism. Native American Student Services Native American Awareness Month, Colorado State University.

Bubar, R. (October, 2008). Sexual Assault in tribal communities . . . the Nexus of Sexual Health Risks and Gender. Colorado Injury Control Research Center Seminar Series. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Bubar, R., Rouner, D., & Vernon, I. (October, 2008). Results from two CSU Infectious Disease SuperCluster research projects were presented in two western Tribal communities.

Bubar, R. (September, 2008). Pathway to Hope. Suquamish Tribe Naming the Violence Conference. Suquamish, Washington.

Bubar, R. (September, 2008). Cultural Competency in Working with Native Youth. Rio Rancho School District Training. Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Bubar, R. (June, 2008). Considerations in Forensic Interviews of Native Children. Wyoming Supreme Court’s Annual Children’s Justice Project and Guardian Ad Litem Conference. Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Bubar, R. (May, 2008). Sexual Violence and Native Women. Women are Sacred Conference. National Resource Center to End Violence against Women: Sacred Circle. Phoenix, Arizona.