Rachel Rose Starks

Rachel Rose Starks

PhD student, UA American Indian Studies

Rachel Rose Starks (Zuni / Navajo) has over ten years of experience studying Native governance and social and economic development. Rachel has participated in research on per capita distributions of tribal revenue, comparing the tribal economic changes from 1990-2000 using the U.S. Census, Native arts leaderships, border tribes, asset building, tribal justice systems, Native control of health care, and Indigenous rural economic development in Alberta, Canada.

She has most recently published on tribes and international borders – Native Nations and U.S. Borders: Responding to Challenges to Indigenous Culture, Citizenship, and Security, and chapters in edited volumes on U.S.- Mexico border issues.

Currently a PhD student in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, she has a BA (2000) in Sociology from Wheaton College, Illinois, and an MA (2002) in Sociology from the University of Arizona where she wrote her thesis on institutional form and economic development in the New Mexico Pueblos.