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Meet Our People

Jeremy Garcia, Ph.D.

Jeremy Garcia, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Indigenous Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona. He is a member of the Roadrunner clan and a member of the Hopi/Tewa Tribes of Arizona. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program.

Grounded in critical Indigenous research methodologies, his research focuses on decolonization, critical Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy, Indigenous teacher education, and critical and culturally sustaining family and community engagement. Garcia is the co-editor of a forthcoming book entitled Indigenizing education: Transformative research, theories, and praxis.

He continues to support tribal communities, educators, and programs with curriculum development that centers around Indigenous knowledge systems, such as the Hopi Kuuyi (Water) Curriculum and the Hopi Natwani (traditional farming) curriculum in Arizona. He is currently working with Hopi educators to develop a curriculum based on the published volumes, Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History.
Before joining the University of Arizona, he was an assistant professor in the School of Education and an endowed professor of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received a doctorate degree in Curriculum Studies from Purdue University and assisted in the development of the first Native American Educational and Cultural Center there.