Miriam Jorgensen is Research Director of the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona; Research Director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development; and Professor of Indigenous Governance at the Jumbunna Indigenous Education and Research Unit of University of Technology Sydney. She specializes in Indigenous governance and economic development, with a particular focus on the ways communities’ governance arrangements and sociocultural characteristics affect development. Her work—in the U.S., Canada, and Australia—has addressed issues as wide-ranging as welfare policy, policing and justice systems, natural resources, cultural stewardship, enterprise management, financial education, and philanthropy. She is a co-author of Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations (UCLA AIS Press, 2014) and The State of the Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination (OUP, 2008); editor and co-author of Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (UA Press, 2007); a member of the editorial board of the International Indigenous Policy Journal and the British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies; and co-founder of the Indigenous Governance graduate education program at the University of Arizona. She received her BA in economics from Swarthmore College, MA in human sciences from the University of Oxford, and MPP and PhD from Harvard University.