Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy
Chapter 3: Xo’ch Na:nahsde’tl’-te: Survivance, Resilience and Unbroken Traditions in Northwest California
Dr. Cutcha Risling-Baldy (Hupa/Yurok/Karuk) is currently an Assistant Professor 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 and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literary Research from San Diego State University. She also has her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. She is a 2011 Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow and an American Indian Graduate Center Fellow. In 2007, Dr. Risling Baldy co-founded the Native Women’s Collective, a nonprofit organization that supports the continued revitalization of Native American arts and culture. She is the author of “We are Dancing for You“.