Tribal Research Specialist
Dr. Jeremy Braithwaite serves as TLPI’s Tribal Research Specialist. He has almost 20 years of experience as a researcher and evaluator working in community, organizational, tribal, and other governmental settings. He has led numerous community-based research and evaluation efforts focused on issues of crime and victimization in Indian Country. Jeremy served as the Co-Principal Investigator on multiple National of Institute of Justice (NIJ) research grants focused on building the capacity of Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations to design and implement high-impact research and evaluation studies focused on issues of Tribal justice, healing, and wellness. He has served as a consultant on multiple statewide Task Forces addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Relatives crisis. For the Center for Native Child and Family Resilience, he led the design and implementation of several project site evaluations, centering principles of Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) and Tribally-Driven Participatory Research (TDPR) throughout the process. Jeremy’s research interests are primarily centered around violence against Indigenous women, Indian child welfare, Indigenous land/environmental issues. His recent publications on this work have appeared in Marine Policy, the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, the Sex Offender Law Report, and Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly. Jeremy holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Arctic and Northern Studies at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.