Annita Lucchesi

Annita Lucchesi is a PhD student in the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program at the University of Lethbridge, which is located on Treaty 7 territory in southern Alberta, home to the Blackfoot Confederacy. Annita is Southern Cheyenne, with ancestral homelands where the Plains meet the Rockies, along the Colorado-Wyoming border. Her research interests include violence against indigenous women, indigenous feminisms, incarceration of indigenous people, colonial sexual violence, indigenous geography, and critical cartography, and her current work examines the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls through community mapping projects. Annita holds a BA in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MA in American Studies from Washington State University. She has worked as a freelance cartographer for six years, in addition to positions in advocacy on violence against Native women, and in tribal adult and higher education. 

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