Kelsey Dale John

Miss. Kelsey Dale John

Kelsey Dale John, PhD (cand.)
Biliganna nishłį́, Tł’ááshchi’i báshíshchíín, Biliganna dashicheii, Bit’ahnii dashinálí. (I’m white, born for the Red Bottom clan, my maternal grandfather is white, and my paternal grandfather is Under His Arm clan).

Kelsey (Diné) is a PhD Candidate in the Cultural Foundations of Education program at Syracuse University. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Kelsey holds a B.A. from Colgate University in Educational Studies and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University.

Her PhD dissertation is on Diné Tribal Colleges and Universities and the connection between community and academic knowledge’s. Kelsey’s research interests include Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies, Tribal Colleges and Universities, settler colonial studies, livestock, land, and epistemology. In her free time, she rides horses, runs, and is learning Diné Bizaad.

Miss John is teaching a course on Colonization and Decolonization in the Spring Summer 2019 semester.


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