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Waylon Begay
FAX: (520) 621-7952
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Verna Begay
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April M. Bond
Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: aprilmbond@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-4578
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 306

April M. Bond is currently a Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Teaching Assistant in the American Indian Studies department at the University of Arizona. She obtained her undergraduate and master degrees' at New Mexico State University in Sociology with minor in Native American Studies. Ms. Bond’s...
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Michelle Boyer
Email: mnboyer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-591-6835
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Jonathan Byrn

Jonathan is currently a PhD student at the University of Arizona in American Indian Studies. He is working at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado as a Visiting Instructor for the 2016-17 school year, writing his dissertation, and working on other publications. 


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Vanessa DeCardenas
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Peter DuBois
TEL: (520) 626-7695
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 312-2
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Ian Khara Ellasante
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: ellasante@email.arizona.edu

Ian Khara Ellasante is a doctoral candidate in American Indian Studies with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. In his scholarship, he examines the ongoing cross-cultural exchange between American Indians and the peoples of the...
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Elizabeth Fletcher
FAX: (520) 621-7952
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Alexis Kopkowski
Email: akopkowski@email.arizona.edu
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Larea Lewis
Email: llewis1@email.arizona.edu

Larea Lewis is a tribal member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from Palm Springs, CA. Her interests are in protecting and preserving cultural resources and landscapes, as well as learning and revitalizing the tribe’s cultural heritage. Currently, she serves as Chairwoman of the...
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Heather Hyealim Lim
Email: hlim348@email.arizona.edu

Reserach Interest: American Indian Visual Art - Contemporary & Traditional; American Indian Fashion and Aesthetics; Yellowstone Area Indians; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Indigenous Philosophy and Religion.


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Teresa Moreno
PhD Student, American Indian Studies; Associate Conservator, Arizona State Museum
Email: tkmoreno@email.arizona.edu
Office: Arizona State Museum, Conservation Lab, Rm 125B
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Kari L. Quiballo
American Indian Studies PhD Student/Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: kariqui@email.arizona.edu

Kari L. Quiballo is currently a Doctoral Candidate and LIbrary Information Associate in Access and Information Services at UA's Main Library. She has recently completed a Research Assistantship at the Native Nations Institute (NNI) working on the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (USIDSN)....
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Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan
PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: jaceller@email.arizona.edu
Office: Harvill Building Room 304

Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan is Tohono O'odham and from the San Xavier District. She is currently a second-year doctoral student in American Indian Studies with a minor in Journalism. Jacelle is currently the 2017-2018 American Indian Studies Graduate Student Council Vice President and a mentor for...
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Matthew Schwoebel
TEL: (520) 626-9191
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 320D
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Kestrel Smith
Ph.D. Graduate, American Indian Studies
Email: kestrels@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Kestrel A. Smith is an instructor of American Indian Studies (AIS), whose teaching and research broadly explore American Indian culture, history, and contemporary issues, with an emphasis on American Indian education and epistemologies. Much of her work has focused on how to place Native...
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Rachel Starks
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Jennifer Stern
Email: jebs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-4578
Office: Harvill 235A

A New Jersey native, Jennifer graduated from Penn State with degrees in literature, journalism, and women's studies. She continued her education at UNLV, graduating with a Master's Degree in English. In 2012, she moved to Tucson and began pursuing a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies, minoring in...
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Xiaochen Sun
TEL: (520) 626-3405
FAX: (520) 621-7952
Office: Harvill 340-1
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Kara Wilson
PhD Student
Email: kjwilson@email.arizona.edu
Office: Harvill 312
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Cathy Wilson
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Pam Yabeny

Pam is a doctoral student in the UA American Indian Studies Department.  A member of the Dine Tribe, she is originally from Cove, Arizona.  Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Science...
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