Faculty Members

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Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert
Professor and Department Head
Email: sakiestewa@email.arizona.edu

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is Professor and Head of the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. He is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Munqapi. Centering his research and teaching on Native American history and the history of the American...
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Benedict Colombi
Email: bcolombi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2269
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 237B

Benedict J. Colombi, Ph.D. is Past Faculty Director (2016-2022) of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) and Chair of the American Indian Studies GIDP (PhD and Master’s programs) in the Graduate College. He is Professor of the American Indian Studies Department in the College of Social...
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Amy Fatzinger
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: fatzinge@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8440
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 235B

Amy Fatzinger, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and affiliate faculty in the Department of English.  She currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for AIS and as the Associate Curator for the University of Arizona's American Indian Film Gallery (...
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Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox
Research Professor/Social Scientist
TEL: (520) 626-4242
Office: Harvill 224
Dr. Fox is Comanche/Cherokee, an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Research Professor of American Indian Studies (AIS), and affiliate faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Arizona (UArizona). She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the...
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Kelsey Dayle John
Assistant Professor
Email: kdjohn@email.arizona.edu
Office: 214A

Kelsey Dayle John (Diné) is a Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in American Indian Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her work is centered on animal relationalities, particularly horse/human relationships as ways of knowing, healing, and decolonizing education. Alongside her...
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Bojan Louis
Assistant Professor
Email: bojanlouis@email.arizona.edu
Office: 235A

BOJAN LOUIS (Diné) is the author of the poetry collection Currents (BkMk Press 2017), which received a 2018 American Book Award, and the nonfiction chapbook Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona (The Guillotine Series 2012). His fiction has appeared in...
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Tristan Reader
Associate Professor of Practice
Email: treader@arizona.edu
Office: Harvill 235C

Tristan Reader is Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of American Indian Studies. His work focuses on:

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Ronald Trosper
Email: rltrosper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7108
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 237A

Dr. Trosper is examining principles of Indigenous economics and writing a book on the topic.  He is interested in the areas in which he teaches for the purposes of serving on student committees; in addition to Indigenous economics, he teaches in the areas of Native Nation Building,...
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Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
Assistant Professor
Email: alarusso@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-9110
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 226B

Ya’at’eeh, Shi ei Dr. Aresta Tsosie-Paddock yinishye. My Navajo clans are Naakai Dine'e/To’aheedliinii (Journeying People/Water Flows Together clan) born for Biih'bitoo’nii (Deer Springs clan), maternal grandfathers are Tl'izi lani (Many Goats clan) and paternal grandfathers are Kinyaa'aanii (...
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