Torivio A. Fodder

J.D., S.J.D.

Tribal Affiliation: Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico

Indigenous Governance Program Manager; Part-time Professor of Practice

Tory Fodder (Taos Pueblo) is the Manager of the Indigenous Governance Program. A native of Walters, OK, Dr. Fodder is an S.J.D. graduate of the Indigenous People’s Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. Dr. Fodder also holds a J.D. from the University of Arizona, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Dr. Fodder formerly served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Prior to joining the Indigenous Governance Program, he served as the Associate Director of the High Plains American Indian Research Institute, and as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Fodder is an emerging scholar in the field of indigenous law with research interests in international indigenous human rights and policy, critical race theory, indigenous libertarianism, and indigenous governance best practices.

Education

  • S.J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law

    2012

  • J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law

    2010

  • A/B/Dartmouth College

    2005

Work Experience

  • Associate Director

    The High Plains American Indian Research Institute, The University of Wyoming

    2014 - 2016

  • Assistant Lecturer

    American Indian Studies Program, The University of Wyoming

    2016

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow

    American Indian Studies Program, The University of Wyoming

    2014 - 2016

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

    The Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre, The University of Waikato, New Zealand

    2013 - 2014