Emily Watkins


Position Title
Ph.D. Student


Emily (she/they) is an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and a descendant of the Inhanktonwan (Yankton Sioux) people. She is a first-year PhD student in the Native American Studies department at UC Davis. She received her B.A. in Native American Studies with a focus in language and literature from CalPoly Humboldt in 2019.

Her current research interests include Traditional Ecological Knowledge (T.E.K.), land stewardship, federal and environmental policy, and the Land Back movement.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Native American Studies, CalPoly Humboldt, 2019.
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