Faculty Members

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Benedict Colombi
Acting Department Head
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 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). At the UA, she is the former Head of American Indian Studies, Associate Head of AIS,...
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Keith James
Professor
Email: keithjames@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-7108

Keith James (Onondaga) received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior from the University of Arizona. He has previously had positions at four other major U.S. universities, as well as visiting appointments with six foreign higher education institutions, and he served for two...
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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
Professor, GIDP Chair-Director of Graduate Studies
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 226A

Dr. Aresta Tsosie-Paddock is a citizen of  the Navajo Nation from San Springs, Arizona, an area in western Navajo Nation. She is affiliated with the Leupp Chapter located in Leupp, Arizona.Her Navajo clans are Naakai Dine'e (Mexican People clan) born for Biih'nii (Deer Springs clan),...
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Franci Washburn
Professor
TEL: (520) 626-8581
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 226B

Franci Washburn holds Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in English, Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. She writes poetry, short fiction and novels, and has published articles in Indigenous Nations Studies Journal, American Indian...
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