Grad Students
  • Pauline Alvarez

    B.A. California State University, Northridge

    Urban native identity, culture identity and production, settler colonialism

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  • Christie Aust

    M.B.A. Boston University 
    B.S. Excelsior College

    Tribal Economic Development

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    Email    caust@ucla.edu
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  • Megan Baker

    B.A. Columbia University

    Choctaw decolonization, politics of recognition, settler governmentality, neoliberalism, Native feminism and Indigenous political theory.

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    Email    meganabaker91@g.ucla.edu
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  • Marcus Wanbli Mato

    B. A. Oglala Lakota College

    Theater, performance, language revitalization

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  • Sina Wanbli Mato

    B. A. Fort Lewis College

    Cultural & language revitalization

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  • Patrick Burtt

    B.A. Fort Lewis College

    Tribal governance, Native language reclamation, decolonization efforts, and issues of contemporary/continued oppression of Indigenous Peoples

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    Email    pburtt@g.ucla.edu
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  • Vanessa Cisneros

    B.A. University of California, Berkeley

    Anishinaabeg studies, {re}claiming Indigenous space, settler colonialism, Indigenous archives, and Indigenous education

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  • Lydia Faitalia

    B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

    Political, economic, and social trajectory of Salelologa, Savaii

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  • Kimia Fatehi

    B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

    Tribal Cultural Resource Management, California Native History, Indigenous northern Los Angeles County, Politics of Recognition.

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    Email    kimiafatehi@g.ucla.edu
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  • Robert Fulwider

    B.A. University of California, Riverside, California

    Health disparities, health advocacy, health related issues specific to the Native American community

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  • Shalene Joseph

    B.A. Fort Lewis College

    Hstorical trauma and policy surrounding the health care systems that administer to Native American community

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    Email    shalenenjoseph@gmail.com
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  • Damien Montaño

    B.A. California State University, Fullerton

    Two Spirit identity, Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Indigenous Mexico, Race Relations, Oral Histories, as well as alterNative healing and Indigenous expressions of Spirituality.

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    Email    dmountain85@ucla.edu
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  • Reggie Sherman

    B.A. Humboldt State University 

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  • Kelly Stewart

    B.A. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 

    California Indian History, Oral Histories, California Indian Identity, Urban Native Identity, California Indian Relocation, California Mission Indian Boarding Schools, Language Revitalization, Tribal Social Welfare Services, Cultural Identity and Academic Success for American Indians, Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, American Indian Intergenerational Trauma, Epigenetics

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    Email    kellyleahstewart@gmail.com
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  • David Streamer

    B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

    Economic development in tribal communities & California Indian History

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  • Sarah Thompson

    B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Federal Indian law, indigenous peoples’ rights, and environmental justice

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  • Aaron Wilson

    B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

    Federal Indian Law and Policy; Epistemology and ethics.

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