About Susan Devan Harness
Susan Devan Harness is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, a cultural anthropologist, and the multiple award-winning author of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption. Her experience as an American Indian transracial adoptee has helped to inform the child placement community and beyond of the very real issues of transracial adoption, when brown kids are raised in white families and communities. She has appeared on numerous podcases, public radio, as well as the TEDxMileHigh Stage. Ms. Harness holds MAs in Cultural Anthropology and Creative Nonfiction, both from Colorado State University, where she is an affiliate of the Department of Anthropology and Geography.