Larry Emerson


Larry Emerson, a community activist, farmer, artist, and scholar, who lived in Tsédaak’áán, Diné Nation, east of Shiprock, New Mexico. He is Tsénahabiłnii, Tó’aheidlííní. His cheis (paternal grandparents) are Hoghanłání and his maternal grandparents are Kiiyaa’áanii. After completing his dissertation, “Hozhonahazdlii: Towards a Practice of Diné Decolonization,” he received his PhD from the joint doctoral program at San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University in California. He devoted his time to Indigenous studies and scholarship, social justice, decolonizing research methodologies, Diné peacemaking, education, and health.


A conversation with Larry Emerson