Journal Articles

Gergan, Mabel Denzin and Andrew Curley, “Indigenous Youth and Decolonial Futures: Energy and Environmentalism among the Diné in the Navajo Nation and the Lepchas of Sikkim, India,” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. Web.

Wilson, Nicole J, Teresa Montoya, Rachel Arseneault, and Andrew Curley. “Governing Water Insecurity: Navigating Indigenous Water Rights and Regulatory Politics in Settler Colonial States.” Water International 46.6 (2021): 783-801. Web.

“Infrastructures as Colonial Beachheads: The Central Arizona Project and the Taking of Navajo Resources.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (2021): Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Web.

“‘Our Winters’ Rights’: Challenging Colonial Water Laws,” Global Environmental Politics, Volume 19 | Issue 3 | August 2019
p.57-76 (open access)

“Unsettling Indian Water Settlements: The Little Colorado River, the San Juan River, and Colonial Enclosures,” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, published online April 15, 2019 

“T’áá hwo ají t’eego and the Moral Economy of Navajo Coal Workers,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 109(1): 71-86 (open access)

A failed green future: Navajo Green Jobs and energy ‘transition’ in the Navajo Nation,” Geoforum 88 (2018), 57-65

K’é, Hozhó, and Non-governmental Politics on the Navajo Nation: Ontologies of Difference Manifest in Environmental Activism

Public Research

(2016) I oversaw the research of the Diné Policy Institute that examined the Navajo Nation Council’s proposed “regionalization” initiative. We released two reports over the summer based on surveys and interviews with Navajo Nation chapter officials.

Local governance and reform: considering 20 years of the Local Governance Act Report 2

Local governance and reform: a conceptual critique of regionalization and the Title 26 Taskforce Report 1

(2008) I worked as a research assistant and was one of the primary authors in this report for the then Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. My central contribution here was a consideration of constitutions within tribes.

Navajo Nation Constitutional Feasibility and Government Reform Project

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