Bianet Castellanos

American Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Section A

, Location 15

Indigenous migrations in the Americas

Bianet Castellanos is a leading international scholar of Indigenous migration, Latino Studies, and community-engaged research. She has developed new frameworks to center Indigenous experiences with migration, tourism, and urbanism. Her groundbreaking research has paved the way for a hemispheric Indigenous Studies and the emergent field of Critical Latinx Indigeneities. Her community-engaged research has helped Indigenous and Latino peoples combat racial inequalities. A dedicated teacher, she has recruited and mentored cohorts of Indigenous students.