Deanne Grant
Ph.D. Student
Native American and Indigenous Studies

Office Location: Ketchum 355

 

Research Interests

Native American women, gender, Indigenous feminisms, decolonial studies


My research is a qualitative study on urban Native American women's understanding of gender roles and responsibilities. Native American women's perspectives are rarely centered in academia, but in an effort to decolonize my academic endeavors, my research aims to center these voices and perspectives. Early findings show urban Native American women possess a unique understanding of our world rooted in cultural interpretations. Urban Native American women possess great awareness of their gender specific roles and accompanying responsibilities to themselves, their families, their communities, and the future of our world.