Building Community Engaged Scholarship: Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy

Portrait of Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy
Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy

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Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She is Chair 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. Her book takes an in-depth and often personal look at the revitalization of women's coming of age ceremonies as a decolonizing praxis that (re)writes, (re)rights and (re)rites Indigenous epistemologies of gender and demonstrates how these ceremonies support self-determination.

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