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