New Editors!

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is happy to announce the addition of two new Assistant Editors!

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. She received her PhD in Native American Studies with a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California Davis. Her interdisciplinary research explores contemporary Native American society, politics, literature and California Indians. She has her M.F.A. in Fiction and Literature from San Diego State University and her B.A. in Psychology with a special focus in Health and Development from Stanford University. She is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe with ties to the Yurok and Karuk peoples. You can learn more about her work and writing at

Melanie K. Yazzie (Diné) is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She draws from Indigenous feminisms, Marxist critiques of history, and interdisciplinary scholarship on the violence of biopolitics and settler colonialism, to examine the struggles over power that define Navajo and American Indian history, Southwest water politics, liberalism, Indigenous social movements, and urban Indian experience. She is vice president of Navajo Studies Conference, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the development of Navajo Studies, and co-founder of The Red Nation, a coalition advocating Native liberation from colonialism and capitalism. 

They will be joining Matthew Wildcat (UBC) as Assistant Editors, working with all aspects of the journal as part of an editorial collective. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming them to Decolonization! We’re excited that they’ve chosen to join the journal and look forward to collectively furthering the work in collaboration with our larger community.