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Dr. Farina  King

Dr. Farina King

  • Assistant Professor

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    • Haskell Hall Annex 237
    • Phone: (918) 444-3505

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Bilagáanaa niliigo’ dóó Kinyaa’áanii yásh’chíín. Bilagáanaa dabicheii dóó Tsinaajinii dabinálí. Ákót’éego diné asdza´a´ nili´. Farina King is “Bilagáanaa” (Euro-American), born for “Kinyaa’áanii” (the Towering House Clan) of the Diné (Navajo).

Farina is an Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She is also an affiliate of the Cherokee and Indigenous Studies Department and the Director of the NSU Center for Indigenous Community Engagement.

Farina was The David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies of Southern Methodist University (2016-2017). She earned her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Arizona State University in 2016. Her first book, The Earth Memory Compass: Diné Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century, was published by the University Press of Kansas in October 2018.

She was the Charles Eastman Dissertation Fellow (2015-2016) at Dartmouth College. She received her M.A. in African History from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from BYU with a double major in History and French Studies.


Research Interests:

Native American and Indigenous Studies, Navajo/Diné Studies, histories of First Nations and Native Americans in North America, comparative studies of colonialism, twentieth-century U.S. History, oral history, religious studies and histories especially of Mormonism

Teaching Interests:

Native American and Indigenous Studies, American Indian History, Ethnohistory of North America, Comparative Colonial History, U.S. History, Oral History, History of American Indian Education, Public History.

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