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Jane Anderson

Global Fellow

Jane Anderson is an Associate Professor in Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University, Lenapehoking. Jane has a PhD in Law she has spent 20 years working on intellectual and cultural property law, Indigenous rights and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge and cultural heritage. Jane has worked in international policy contexts with the World Intellectual Property Organization. With the Penobscot Nation, Jane also delivers training workshops for US-based Tribes on IP law, policy and support for tribal decision-making around research conducted on Indigenous lands and waters. Jane is the co-founder of Local Contexts, which delivers the extra-legal digital protocol and provenance mechanism the TK and Biocultural Labels and is co-Director of the Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation Co-ordinating Hub (ENRICH).