Elizabeth A. Archuleta portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Ethnic Studies
  • Associate Chair, Ethnic Studies


Elizabeth Archuleta is the Associate Chair in the Division of Ethnic Studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation. She has extensive experience as a professor, mentor, and advocate for first-generation and historically underrepresented students in higher education. During her time at the University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, and the University of Utah, she has worked with students as a faculty member, advisor for student groups, and through multicultural centers and educational opportunity outreach programs such as TRIO and TRIBES. She teaches courses in Indigenous Studies, including American Indian literature, American Indian women, the Diversity Scholars Program, and general Ethnic Studies courses. She has book chapters in This is the Plate: Utah Foodways; All of Us Remembering: New Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller; Sherman Alexie: A Collection of Critical Perspectives; Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance, Belonging, and Commitment; and The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations. Her publications also appear in The Kenyon Review, Wicazo Sa Review, New Mexico Historical Review, Studies in American Indian Literature, American Indian Quarterly, and UCLA School of Law Indigenous Peoples' Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance.


  • B.A. summa cum laude, English, Westminster College of SLC
  • M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., English, Pennsylvania State University