Aresta Tsosie-Paddock

American Indian Studies, Linguistics
Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) Distinguished Fellow
Tribal Affiliation
Diné (Navajo Nation)

Ya’at’eeh, Shi ei Dr. Aresta Tsosie-Paddock yinishye. My Navajo clans are Naakai Dine'e/To’aheedliinii (Journeying People/Water Flows Together clan) born for Biih'bitoo’nii (Deer Springs clan), maternal grandfathers are Tl'izi lani (Many Goats clan) and paternal grandfathers are Kinyaa'aanii (Towering House clan). I am a citizen of the Navajo Nation from Sand Springs, Arizona.

I am a proficient speaker of the Navajo language which is my first language.

My area of emphasis is displacement and dispossession of cultural heritage, Navajo language, native gender, Navajo history and philosophy, native nation building, Indigenous urban studies, revitalizating & reclaiming language, tribal government, and Federal Indian law and policy.


Ph.D.  American Indian Studies, University of Arizona

M.L.S.  Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, Arizona State University

B.A.  Political Science, University of Nevada Las Vegas.