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Rebecca Tsosie

Rebecca Tsosie
Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Regents' Professor and Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

James E. Rogers College of Law
University of Arizona
1201 E Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85721

Rebecca Tsosie, internationally recognized as one of the most respected legal scholars in the field of federal Indian law and indigenous peoples' human rights, joined the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law faculty as Regents’ Professor of Law with the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program in 2016. Tsosie will also serve as special advisor to the provost for diversity and inclusion for the University of Arizona. Previously, at Arizona State University Rebecca Tsosie taught in the areas of Indian law, Property, Bioethics, and Critical Race Theory, as well as seminars in International Indigenous Rights and in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Tribal Policy, Law, and Government Master of Laws program. She has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy and cultural rights, and is the author of many prominent articles dealing with cultural resources and cultural pluralism. Professor Tsosie also is the co-author with Robert Clinton and Carole Goldberg of a federal Indian law casebook. Her current research deals with Native rights to genetic resources. Professor Tsosie annually speaks at several national conferences on tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and tribal rights to environmental and cultural resources.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California-Los Angeles, 1993

JD, Law, University of California-Los Angeles, 1990

BA Cum Laude, Anerican Indian Studies, University of California-Los Angeles, 1987