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Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy

Dr. Risling Baldy (Hupa, Yurok, Karuk) is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her research is focused on Indigenous feminisms, California Indians and decolonization. Her book We Are Dancing For You: Native feminisms and the revitalization of women's coming-of-age ceremonies received the "Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies" at the Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference 2019. She is the author of, a popular blog that explores issues of social justice, history, and California Indian politics and culture. In addition to her Stanford degree, Dr. Risling Baldy has a Ph.D. in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Literary Research from San Diego State University. In 2007, she co-founded the Native Women's Collective, a nonprofit organization that supports the continued revitalization of Native American arts and culture.

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