Vicente M. Diaz

Vincente Diaz smiling next to a model of a boat
American Indian Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
2023
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Graduate and Professional

Section B, Location 40

Vicente Miguel Diaz left his home island of Guam to play college football but took a detour through academia to become a game changer in the fields of Pacific Island Studies and Global Indigenous Studies. Widely known for highly original and innovative scholarship, Diaz also influenced generations of Native scholars from the Pacific Islands and from Turtle Island through inspired teaching and loving mentorship.