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 Faculty Director of the University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) and Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Affiliate Associate Professor of the School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development, and School of Natural...
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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 at the University of Arizona (UA). She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona....
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Kelsey Dayle John
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email: kdjohn@email.arizona.edu
Office: 214A

Kelsey Dayle John (Diné) is a postdoctoral research associate 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....
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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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Len Necefer
Assistant Professor
Email: lnecefer@email.arizona.edu
Len Necefer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor with joint appointments with the American Indian Studies program & the Udall Center for Public Policy. In addition, he is the founder & CEO of Colorado-based outdoor apparel company NativesOutdoors. He holds a bachelor’s of science in...
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Tristan Reader
Assistant Professor of Practice
Email: treader@email.arizona.edu
Office: Harvill 226D

Tristan Reader is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of American Indian Studies and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona. 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
Career Track Assistant Professor
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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