Roe Bubar, J.D.

Associate Professor
E-mail: Roe.Bubar@colostate.edu
363 Aylesworth Hall SE

B.A. - University of New Hampshire
J.D. - University of Colorado
Mediation Certification - Colorado State University

RESEARCH: Personal safety, sexual violence and child maltreatment, health disparities and drug endangered children in Tribal Communities

TEACHING: ETST 541 Gender, Violence, and Indigenous Peoples, ETST 502 Research Methods, ETST 493 Ethnic Studies Research Methods and Writing, ETST 444/SOC 444 Federal Indian Law and Policy, ETST 425 Indigenous Film and Video, ETST 352/SOWK 352 Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes, ETST 340 Native American Perspectives on Conquest, ETST 240 Native American Cultural Expressions

Roe Bubar, J.D. is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, Joint Appointed in the School of Social Work and Affiliate Faculty in Womens Studies. Roe is a nationally recognized trainer and expert in interviewing Indigenous children in child sexual abuse cases and her research interests include sexual violence, child maltreatment in tribal communities, womyn of color feminisms. Her current research projects include sexual assault of Indigenous women/children, Native youth and STDs, drug endangered children in tribal communities and examining professional power in social work relationships. Roe has over 20 years of experience in the field that includes forensic supervision/peer review, working with children in a variety of clinical settings and group counseling work with survivors of sexual assault. Roe is a licensed attorney and mediator and she works with state, federal and tribal agencies. She provides consultation to tribes in Indian Country and Alaska Native communities.

Selected Publications:


Bubar, R., & Vernon, I. (2006). Contemporary Native American issues: Social life and issues. Philadelphia, PN: Chelsea House Publishers.

Referred Journal Articles

Bundy-Fazioli, K., Bubar, R., & Quijanos, L. (2013). Graduate students perception of professional power in social work practice. Journal of Social Work Education, 49(1), 108-121.

Bubar, R., Bundy-Fazioli, K., & Cespedes, K. Intersectionality and Social Work: Omissions of Race, Class, and Sexuality in Graduate Student Learning. Journal of Social Work Education. In Press.

Shears, J., Bubar, R., & Hall, R. (2011). Understanding fathering among Native American men. Advances in Socail Work, 12(2), 201-217.

Bubar, R. & Bundy-Fazioli, K. (2011). Unpacking race, culture and class in rural Alaska: Native and Non-Native multidisciplinary professionals perspectives on child sexual abuse. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 20, 1-19.

Bubar, R. (2010). Cultural competence, justice and supervision: Sexual assault against Native women. Journal of Women and Therapy, 33, 55-72.

Bubar, R. & Payne, D. (2006). Methamphetamines and child abuse in Native America. IHS Provider: A Journal for Health Professionals Working with American Indians and Alaska Natives, 31(12), 7-9.

Rouner, D., Long, M., Bubar, R. & Vernon, R. Communication about sexually transmitted infections among rural and urban Native American Youth. The Howard Journal of Communications. In Press.

Bubar, R. (2014). Decolonizing sexual violence: Professional Indigenous women shape the research. International Review of Qualitative Research. 6(4), 526-543.

Book Chapters

Bubar, R. (2014). Indigenous women and sexual assault: Implications for intersectionality in, Social Issues in Contemporary Native America: Reflections from the Turtle Island edited by Hilary Weaver. Surrey England: Ashgate Publishers Ltd.

Fu, M., Holling, M., & Bubar, R. (2012). Dis/Jointed appointments: Solidarity amidst inequity, tokenism and marginalization in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, eds. G. Gutierrez y Muhs, Y. Flores Niemann, C. G. Gonzalez and A.P. Harris. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 250-265. Referred.

Bubar, R., & Klar, D. (2009). Social work practice with Indigenous peoples and tribal communities in Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, eds. B. Sheafor and M. Scott. 12th edition. Allyn & Bacon Press, 437-459. Referred.

Bubar, R., & Vernon, I. (2003). Native Perspective on Teaching Law and U.S. Policy: The Inclusion of Federal Indian Law and Policy in a College Curriculum, in Teaching Diversity:  Challenges and Complexities, Identities and Integrity, eds. W. Timpson and S. Canetto, 153-168.  Madison: Atwood Press.

Research Monographs

Sekaquaptewa, P., Bubar, R., & Cooke, J. (2008). A victim-centered approach to crimes against  Indian children: Resource guide and workbook for drafting new or amended tribal laws on crimes against children. Santa Monica, CA: Tribal Law and Policy Institute. Peer Reviewed.

Bubar, R., Winoker, M., & Bartlemay, W. (2007). Perceptions of methamphetamine use in three western tribal communities: Implications for child abuse in Indian Country. Santa Monica, CA: Tribal Law and Policy Institute. Research Monograph.