College of Education assistant professors are invited to join Dr. Tiffany S. Lee for an informal fireside chat after her lunchtime lecture (12:15 pm, 22 Education).
Dr. Lee is Dibé Łizhiní (Blacksheep) Diné from Crystal, New Mexico and Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. She is a Professor and the Chair of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and her research examines the holistic outcomes of Indigenous language immersion schools, Native youth perspectives on language reclamation, and socio-culturally centered education. Her work has been published in journals, such as Harvard Educational Review, the Journals of Language, Identity, and Education and American Indian Education; and in books, such as Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World, Diné Perspectives: Revitalizing and reclaiming Navajo thought, and Indigenous language revitalization in the Americas. She is a former high school social studies and language arts teacher. She is currently working with colleagues to operate a Diné language nest in Albuquerque. She is also working with colleagues on a teacher education program that will prepare Diné speakers as Diné language immersion educators.