Professor Russell came to university teaching after retiring from 17 years as a trial court judge in Texas, and he holds an advanced law degree in addition to the JD. This experience and education has led to a number of articles about the judicial process. His research focuses on the necessity to redefine national sovereignty to settle disputes arising from globalization and the need for American Indians to redefine tribal sovereignty and Indian identity in response to national and international change. Articles from this research have appeared in Crime, Law & Social Change, Chicago Policy Review, and Georgetown Public Policy Review. He has published a series of articles on transnational corporate crime, and his current research is focused on the legal and social aspects of American Indian identity. His poetry book, Wicked Dew, won the First Book Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas in 2008. He writes a weekly humor column, How Did I Miss That?, for Indian Country Today Media Network, http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ and took first place in the Native American Journalists Association competition for best column in 2013 and 2014.