About Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
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), maternal grandfathers are Tl'izi lani (Many Goats clan) and paternal grandfathers are Kinyaa'aanii (Towering House clan). She earned a Ph.D in American Indian Studies from the University of Ariziona in 2015, a Masters in Legal Studies from Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law in 2009, and a B.A in Political Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Her focus is in the area of displacement and dispossession of cultural heritage, Navajo Language, Native Gender, Navajo History and Philosophy, Native Nation Building, American Indians Urban Communities, tribal Government, and Federal Indian Law and policy.