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Christina Leza

Christina Leza is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Colorado College. Her research and scholarship focus on Indigenous rights, grassroots social justice movement, and social discourse about race and ethnicity. She is the author of Divided Peoples: Policy, Activism and Indigenous Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of Arizona Press), and she is currently writing a textbook about the linguistics of racism titled The Language of Racism and Antiracism(Routledge). Her service at Colorado College has included advising for the Linguistics, Indigenous Studies and Southwest Studies programs as well as Anthropology, serving as faculty advisor for the Native American Student Union, investigating Title IX cases, co-chairing the Diversity, Equity & Advisory Board, and serving on the Faculty Executive Committee. She was a member of CC’s External Review of Racism Steering Committee, and she has served on various other committees focused on issues of diversity and equity at the college. She is also a cat lover and the proud mother of an artist/dancer/scientist/actress/fellow cat lover. 

 Christina can be reached at: cleza@coloradocollege.edu