Farina King

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Dr Farina King

king64@nsuok.edu

  • Assistant Professor
    History

Office Location

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

Bio

Farina King is of European-American descent, born for Kinyaaaanii, or the Towering House Clan, of the Navajo Nation. She is a citizen of the Navajo Nation.

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: Din Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century, was published by the University Press of Kansas in 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.

Education:

  • Ph D,U.S. History,Arizona State University,,2016
  • MA,African History,University of Wisconsin,,2010
  • BA,History and French Studies,Brigham Young University,Magna cum laude,2008
Native American and Indigenous Studies, Navajo 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.
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.

Performances:

  • April 2019 - January 2022, Art - Exhibition, Group, (Provo, Utah; Gallup, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; Flagstaff, Arizona; Logan, Utah, U.S.A.)

Intellectual Content:

  • A Loyal Countrywoman: Rachel Caroline Eaton, Alumna of the Cherokee National Female Seminary (Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New), Discovery, Accepted, ,
  • Farina King: Din heroes facing monsters through generations (Newspaper), Application, Published, May, 2020
  • An Indian Boarding School Family (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2019
  • Aloha in Dine Bikeyah: Mormon Hawaiians and Navajos, 1949-1990 (Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New), Discovery, Published, June, 2019
  • Intergenerational Ties: Dine Memories of the Crownpoint Boarding School during the 1960s (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2018
  • The Earth Memory Compass: Dine Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century (Monograph), Discovery, Published, November, 2018

Presentations:

  • "Visionaries of Indian Country" - 48th Annual Symposium on the American Indian - Tahlequah, OK - April 2020
  • "LDS Native American Perspectives on Columbus" - - Provo, UT - October 2019
  • Including Indigenous Voices in the Classroom with Primary Sources - National Council for the Social Studies - Austin, TX - November 2019
  • The Southwest in Motion: Navajo, Pueblo, and Hopi Paintings from the Charles Little Collection - - Stillwater, OK - September 2019
  • Mapping Tahlequah History - Paving the Way: Green Country's Cultural & Historical Preservation Initiative 2019 - Tahlequah, OK - September 2019
  • Crownpoint Boarding School Through Din Generations - People & Places Monthly Lectures - Albuquerque, NM - February 2019
  • Navajo Voices on Bears Ears and showing of Shash Jaa - Navajo Voices on Bears Ears and showing of Shash Jaa - Salt Lake City, UT - October 2017

Courses Taught:

  • DIRECTED STUDIES - AIS 4821 - Summer 2020
  • AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 - HIST 1493 - Summer 2020
  • STUDIES IN HISTORY - HIST 4023 - Spring 2020
  • SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR - WGS 3003 - Spring 2020
  • SEMINAR IN AMERICAN STUDIES - AMST 5923 - Spring 2020
  • HISTORY OF INDIAN EDUCATION - CHER 4513 - Spring 2020
  • HISTORY NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN - HIST 3733 - Spring 2020
  • AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 - HIST 1493 - Spring 2020