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Dr. Cutcha
Risling Baldy

Native American Studies Department Chair, Cal Poly Humboldt

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy is a Hoopa Valley Tribal member and is the Department Chair and a Professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians, and decolonization. She received her Ph.D. in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis, and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Literary Research from San Diego State University. She also has her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. She is a 2011 Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow and an American Indian Graduate Center Fellow. Her recent book “We are Dancing For You” has won several awards.

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