Dr. Larry Emerson, Ph.D., Navajo Diné Nation, Native American Indian Professor, Biography

Dr. Larry Emerson is a visiting professor and consultant for Native American Scholars and Collaborators at San Diego State University and lives in Shiprock, Navajo Nation, New Mexico.  Professor Larry Emerson has been an active lecturer and conference presenter and provided a wealth of professional services to urban foundations and Indigenous Nations.

Professor Larry Emerson plans to use the Postdoctoral Fellowship year to further his dissertation research and develop his dissertation into a book manuscript.  Dr. Larry Emmerson's dissertation work, entitled “‘Hozho Nahazdlii’: Towards a Practice of Diné Decolonization,” investigates and seeks to understand “the dialectical nature of colonialism and decolonization.”

Professor Larry Emerson’s research and writing works to articulate “decolonized notions of Diné education” by describing “Diné patterns of resistance to colonialism through the active engagement and advocacy of Diné non-modern, traditional thought and identity.”

Biography by NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSE NAH, University of Illinois at Urbanna Champaign WEBSITE.

Photo by G. Ballard, San Diego, WEBSITE

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