Rebeca Figueroa


Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate


B.A., Anthropology & Native American Studies, University of California, Davis, 2013.
Senior Honors Thesis: "Te Miki Tay Tupal: A History of Survivance."

Research Interests: Chicano/a Indigeneities, De-Indianization processes in Mexico, Re-Indianization of the Americas, Settler Colonial Studies, and Social Justice.
-  “Con el Nopal en la Frente…Y en la Boca: ‘Biological Indians’ (Re)Claiming Indigeneity through Traditional Food,” National Association for Ethnic Studies, University of Arizona, March 18, 2016.
-  “'Ethnic Indians?'”: Rights and Responsibilities of De-Indigenized Peoples,” Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, University of California, Davis, April 24, 2015.
-  “Decolonizing Research: Transforming the Classroom into a Space of Social Justice,” National Association for Ethnic Studies, Mills College, April 5, 2014.

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