Kat Krutak-Bickert
Coordinator School of Global Integrative Studies


Kat earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNL in 2013 focusing on Anthropolgy, Great Plains Studies and Native Studies. Kat was part of the 2011-2012 cohort of the Umóⁿhoⁿ language class and was a member of the Umóⁿhoⁿ Language Instruction Team. The team in collaboration with UNL Professor, Dr. Mark Awakuni-Swetland, the Omaha Language and Culture Center, and the Omaha Nation Public School, published the texbook "The Omaha Language and the Omaha Way: An Introduction to Omaha Language and Culture" in August of 2018. 

Kat has been with the Department of Anthropology since May of 2018. She is currently a graduate student in Anthropology while also working towards a graduate certificate in Museum Studies.


B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013

Research interests

Indigenous food sovereignty in the Great Plains, effects of colonialism on Indigenous foodways, geographic inequalities of food systems, preservation of seed diversity and seed banks.