Julie Woods

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Julie’s research is centered on cultural protocols, MOU’s, and ethical research guidelines developed by and with Indigenous communities to mediate the exchange and circulation of sensitive information between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous researchers, organizations and government entities.

Julie has an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BS in Computer Science from Fitchburg State College. In addition to her background in anthropology, archaeology, and policy, Julie has extensive experience in application design and business management.

Julie contributed to the IPinCH community initiative, Developing Policies and Protocols for the Culturally Sensitive Intellectual Properties of the Penobscot Nation of Maine, partnering with Bonnie Newsom, H. Martin Wobst and the Penobscot Nation Intellectual Property Working Group. In addition, Julie was a Research Assistant for the IPinCH Research Ethics and IP Working Group and co-authored an IPinCH Fact Sheet on Collaborative Projects and Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) with Dru McGill and Davina Two Bears.