Kimberly Christen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University. Dr. Christen has worked collaboratively with indigenous communities in Australia, Canada and the United States on projects engaging digital archive practices. Her research focuses on the intersection of digital technologies, archival practices and policies, intellectual property rights and heritage movements within and between indigenous communities and collecting institutions. Her work emphasizes the ethical dilemmas and the strategic partnerships forged at the crossroads of emergent technologies and social practices. Dr. Christen maintains a website (www.kimchristen.com), where she regularly addresses these issues, archives her publications and on-going projects, and occasionally blogs.