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Dr. Christina M. Castro painting mural with a mask and backwards hat on, sitting on the ground

I am Dr. Christina M. Castro

Taos Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo/Chicana

I was born in Southern California into a family who participated in the federal Indian Relocation program. I now live in O’ga P’ogeh, Santa Fe, NM within my  traditional Pueblo homelands. I am a mother, farmer, writer, scholar, educator, community organizer, multidimensional artist, public speaker, community convenor, space maker and more. My scholarly focus is on Pueblo/Indigenous Cultural Reclamation in Northern NM, Indigenous advocacy and community cultural engagement and collaborative multi-diverse community engagement.  I received my Doctorate from the Pueblo PhD Program at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation and Justice Studies in 2018 and am now an independent consultant.


PhD in Philosophy, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation & Justice Studies, 2018 - Dissertation: An Exploration of Three Generations of a Jemez Pueblo Family Impacted by Federal Indian Relocation Policy: Identity, Indigeneity and Notions of Belonging


Master of Secondary Education, Cameron University, Lawton, OK 2003


Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of Arizona, 2000


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Creative Writing, Minor in Women’s Studies, University of New Mexico, 1997

Dr. Christina M. Castro standing in front of exhibit in museum


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Native Hope Podcast

 This podcast talks about my life, upbringing, how I got to be where I am today. Interview with Dr. Christina M Castro, 5/5/2019.

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reLocated Exhibit

reLocated: Urban Migration, Perseverance, Adaptation. An exhibit I curated at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM 

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The Legacy of Kit Carson

Moderator, The Legacy of Kit Carson, An Indigenous Perspective, Three Sisters Collective, 3/23/21

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What Does the Future Hold

What Does the Future Hold For a Growing Mixed-Blood Native Population, 

NDN Collective, 1/6/19.

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This is Not O'Keefe Country

Panelist, Discussion, This is Not O’Keeffe Country, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

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Need for More Change

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Highlights Need For More Change, The Paper., 10/8/21

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Grounded in Clay

Grounded in Clay Exhibit and Publication for Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe (2022) & The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Vilcek Foundation, New York (2023), St. Louis Art Museum (2025)



"ReUnite: Welcome to the Mycroverse" written and directed by Christina M. Castro at the Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque (2023)

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