Professor Bomberry received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University in 2001. Her specialties in this interdisciplinary program were Literature and Anthropology. Her dissertation titled "Indigenous Memory and Imagination: Thinking Beyond the Nation" is a study of the development of a hemispheric consciousness among indigenous in the Americas and the ways in which indigenous women are contributing to this phenomenon. From 2001-2003 she was a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Native American Studies at UC Davis. In 2001, she received the Sankofa Award from the California Arts Council for lifetime contributions to arts and culture. She is a past recipient of the Charles Bannerman Fellowship, a national award, for her contributions to community organizing.
Her research areas include the following: indigenous movements, gender, cultural production, and mass media.