Leila Blackbird

Leila K. Blackbird (Mescalero Apache/Cherokee) is a PhD student in the Department of History in the fields of U.S. History Pre-1900, History of the Present, and Postcolonial Theory & Ecocriticism. Her research focuses on (post/de)colonialism, slavery, state violence, and the environment. In addition to the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Leila is affiliated with the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. She holds both a BA and an MA in History from the University of New Orleans and an MA in History from the University of Chicago.