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Aresta Tsosie-Paddock

About Aresta Tsosie-Paddock

Ya’at’eeh, shi ei Dr. Aresta Tsosie-Paddock yinishye. My Navajo clans are Naakai Dine'e/To’aheedliinii (Journeying People/Water Flows Together clan) born for Biih'bitoo’nii (Deer Springs clan), maternal grandfathers are Tl'izi lani (Many Goats clan) and paternal grandfathers are Kinyaa'aanii (Towering House clan). I am a citizen of the Navajo Nation from Sand Springs, Arizona, situated in western Navajo Nation, and affiliated with the Leupp Chapter located in Leupp, Arizona.

I am a proficient speaker of the Navajo language which is my first language.

My area of emphasis is Navajo language, displacement and dispossession of cultural heritage, native gender, Navajo history and philosophy, native nation building, Indigenous urban studies, tribal government, and Federal Indian law and policy.

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Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
Assistant Professor, Career Track


Ph.D.  American Indian Studies, University of Arizona

M.L.S.  Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, Arizona State University

B.A.  Political Science, University of Nevada Las Vegas. 

Dissertation Title

“Second Generation Navajo Relocatees: Inheriting Intergenerational Losses Due to P.L. 93-531” (2015)

Courses Taught

Beginning Navajo

Intermediate Navajo