Bianet Castellanos

American Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Graduate and Professional

Section B, Location 45

Bianet Castellanos is a leading scholar of Indigenous migrations and community-engaged research. As Director of Graduate Studies and department chair, she has been instrumental in recruiting and retaining students of color whose work on racial and social justice is transforming the academy. Her pathbreaking research has paved the way for a new subfield and created a national forum through which to mentor a new cadre of Indigenous students from the Global South.