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SAIO 50 for 50: Dr. Wendy Greyeyes

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This Week's Spotlight:  Dr. Wendy Greyeyes ('01, B.A. Native American Studies)

Dr. Wendy Greyeyes

Dr. Greyeyes (Diné) is an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and faculty member for the Institute for American Indian Education at the University of New Mexico as well as a research consultant with the Department of Diné Education. Her research is focused on political sociology, organizational analysis, Indigenous education, tribal sovereignty, and Nation Building.

Dr. Greyeyes serves as board president of the Diné Studies Conference, a non-profit that supports Diné culture and language by facilitating ethical and responsible research and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas of Diné life, the Navajo Nation representative for the New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council, and a council member for the American Indian Studies Association, which advocates for American Indian, Alaska Native & Indigenous Studies through scholarship, research, and support of faculty, staff and students.

She has previously served as a Tribal Liaison for the Arizona Teacher Excellence Program, a Grassroots Manager for the Indian Self Reliance Initiative in Arizona, a Statistician/Demographer for the Department of Diné Education, and a Program Analyst/Chief Implementation Officer for the Bureau of Indian Education.

In addition to her Stanford degree, Dr. Greyeyes holds a master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. 

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