Indigenous Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Possibilities for Decolonial Futures

Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale

March 11, 2020

Jennifer Nez Denetdale is Diné from the Navajo Nation, Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and the author of Reclaiming Diné History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita (2007). She has also published two books for young adults, and numerous essays, articles, and book chapters. Dr. Denetdale is the director of UNM's Institute for American Indian Research and serves on the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC). She has received the Rainbow Naatsiilid True Colors award for her support and advocacy on behalf of the Navajo LGBTQI, as well as the 2013 UNM Sarah Brown Belle award for service to her community. In 2017, she received the UNM Presidential Award of Distinction.