Diné Professor's Research Grounded In Community

May 21, 2021

University Showcase, Friday 5/21 8a: Each year the University of New Mexico recognizes a faculty member with its Community Engaged Research Lecture award. On this episode, Professor Jennifer Nez Denetdale from the American Studies Department talks about her lecture "Dikos Ntsaaígíí  ̶ Building the Perfect Human to Invade: A Diné Feminist Analysis of the Pandemic and the Navajo Nation.”

She is the first Diné person to earn a history PhD. She’s a strong advocate for Native peoples and strives to foster academic excellence in the next generation of students interested in Indigenous Studies. You can see her full lecture here.