• Coordinator, American Indian Studies Program, Ethnic Studies
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Professor, Education, Culture & Society


  • Deyhle, D., “Listening to Lives: Lessons Learned from American Indian Youth,” Honoring Our Children. Culturally Appropriate Teaching for Indigenous Students. Northern Arizona University Press, 2013. Published, 07/2013.
  • Deyhle, D. Reflections in Place: Connected Lives of Navajo Women. University of Arizona Press. Published, 10/30/2009.
  • Deyhle, D. & Swisher, K. “ Connecting the Circle in American Indian Education”, In Banks, J. The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education. Published, 09/30/2009.
  • Deyhle, D., Swisher, K., Stevens, T. & Trinidad, R. (2008). " Indigenous Resistance and Renewal: From Colonizing Practices to Self-Determination." In Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, & JoAnn Phillion (Eds). The Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction, Sage Publication. Published, 11/01/2008.
  • Deyhle, D. Think Twice About That Poster. In Mica Pollock, Everyday Racism, South End Press, (August 2008). Published, 11/01/2008.
  • Deyhle, D. & McCarty, T. (2007). Beatrice Medicine and the Anthropology of Education: Legacy and Vision for Critical Race/Critical Language Research and Praxis. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 3., pp. 209-238. Published, 01/2007.
  • Brayboy, B. & Deyhle, D. (2001). Native Researchers: Ethical Issues. Theory Into Practice. . Published, 01/2001.
  • Villenas, S. & Deyhle, D. (Fall, 1999). Critical Race Theory and Ethnographies Challenging the Stereotypes: Latino Families, Schooling, Resilience and Resistance. Curriculum Inquiry . Published, 01/1999.
  • Parker, L., Deyhle, D. and Villenas, S. (1999). Race is, race isn't: Critical race theory and qualitative studies in education. Westview Press. Published, 01/1999.
  • Deyhle, D. (September, 1998) From Break dancing to Heavy Metal: Navajo Youth, Resistance, and Identity. Youth & Society, 30,1, pp. 3-31. Published, 01/1998.
  • Deyhle, D. & Swisher, K. G. (1997) Research in American Indian and Alaska Native Education: From Assimilation to Self-Determination. Review of Research in Education, 22, 113-194. Published, 01/1997.
  • Deyhle, D. (1995). Navajo youth and Anglo racism: Cultural integrity and resistance Harvard Educational Review. 65, 403-444. Published, 01/1995.
  • Deyhle, D., & Margonis, F. (June, 1995) Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Schools, Jobs, and the Family. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Vol. 26,. 2. Published, 01/1995.
  • Deyhle, D., & LeCompte, M. (Summer, 1994). Cultural differences in child development: Navajo adolescents in middle schools. Theory into Practice. Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 156-166. Published, 01/1994.
  • Deyhle, D. (1992). Constructing failure and maintaining cultural identity: Navajo and Ute school leavers. Journal of American Indian Education (Winter). Published, 01/1992.
  • Deyhle, D. (1991). Empowerment and cultural conflict: Navajo parents and the schooling of their children. International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, 4(3). Published, 01/1991.
  • Deyhle, D. (1986). Break Dancing as a way of breaking out: Utes, Navajos and Anglos in a border reservation high school. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 17(2), Summer. Published, 06/1986.
  • Deyhle, D. (1986). Success and failure: A micro-ethnographic comparison of Navajo and Anglo students' perceptions of testing. Curriculum Inquiry, 16(4), Winter. Published, 01/1986.


  • Deyhle, D. "Mentorship in the Council of Anthropology and Education," American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Minn. November 16-20, 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/19/2016.
  • Producing Educational Anthropology, Understanding Situated Selves: Thinking back and reflection forward on the legacy of George and Lousie Spinder. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/07/2014.
  • But is it science?: Producing Justice-oriented ethnography of education for varied publics. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/04/2014.
  • Producing educational policy ethnography: Challenges, insights and potential. Presentation, Presented, 11/04/2014.
  • Deyhle, D. “Citizenship and Educational Sovereignty: Lessons Learned from American Indian Youth, MUSE, University of Utah, November 7, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/07/2013.
  • Deyhle, D. (2013) Chair, Beyond Damage-Centered Research: Native Voices and New Educational Models, American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, April, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Deyhle, D. “Reflections on Ethnographic Research: Traveling Towards Social Justice,” Visiting Scholar Lecture, University of California-Santa Cruz, College of Education, November, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Deyhle, D. & Margonis, F. “The Imperial Attitude and Colonial Educational Relationships,” American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Seattle, October, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Deyhle, D. Invited Keynote address, “Listening to Lives: Lessons Learned from American Indian Youth,” at the American Indian Teacher Education Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, July 13-14, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/13/2012.
  • American Educational Studies Association, "Claiming Place: Tribal Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Indigenous Education". Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/30/2010.