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Angela Gonzales

Angela Gonzales

Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University
PO Box 876403
Tempe, AZ 85287-6403


  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Angela Gonzales is an associate professor and Faculty Head of Justice & Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Before moving to ASU in 2016, Gonzales served on the faculty in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University, and EdM in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. Over the past decade, Gonzales has engaged in several community-based research projects on the Hopi Reservation. In 2007, she partnered with the Hopi Department of Community Health on a project aimed at identifying the factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among Hopi adults. From 2010-2015 she partnered with Hopi Cancer Support Services on a National Cancer Institute funded study, Enhancing Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategies among Hopi Women and Adolescents. The results of both studies have been used by Hopi Cancer Support Services to develop educational materials and intervention programs to better inform the Hopi community about ways to reduce their risk for cancer. Gonzales strives to embody the Hopi values of sumi’nangwa, nami’nangwa, and hita’nangwa in her research collaborations and involvement in Hopi community organizations.  In addition to serving as the President of the Hopi Education Endowment Fund, Gonzales also serves on the Editorial Board for the Hopi Tutuveni. Gonzales is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe from the Village of Shungopavy (Spider Clan).


  • PhD, Sociology, Harvard University, 2002
  • MA, Sociology, Harvard University, 1997
  • EdM, Sociology, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1994
  • BA, Sociology, University of California-Riverside, 1990


Journal Articles


Gonzales, A. A. 2017. Sowing the seeds of social justice through service-learning with American Indian tribal partners. Practicing Anthropology 39(2):18-21. DOI: 10.17730/0888-4552.39.2.18. (link )

Gonzales, A. A. 2017. Virginia is for lovers: Loving and legacy of Indian removal. Contexts 16(4):17-18. DOI: 10.1177/1536504217742383. (link )


Winer, R. L., A. A. Gonzales, C. J. Noonan and D. S. Buchwald. 2016. A cluster-randomized trial to evaluate a mother-daughter dyadic educational intervention for increasing HPV vaccination coverage in American Indian girls. Journal of Community Health 41(2):274-281. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-015-0093-2. (link )

Winer, R. L., A. A. Gonzales, C. J. Noonan, S. L. Cherne and D. S. Buchwald. 2016. Assessing acceptability of self-sampling kits, prevalence, and risk factors for human papillomavirus infection in American Indian women. Journal of Community Health 41(5):1049-1061. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-016-0189-3. (link )


Gonzales, A. A., E. Garroutte, T. G. Ton, J. Goldberg and D. S. Buchwald. 2012. Effect of tribal language use on colorectal cancer screening among American Indians. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 14(6):975-982. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-012-9598-2. (link )


Gonzales, A. A., T. G. Ton, E. M. Garroutte, J. Goldberg and D. S. Buchwald. 2010. Perceived cancer risk among American Indians: Implications for intervention research. Ethinicity & Disease 20(4):458-462. (link )


Gonzales, A., J. Kertesz and G. Tayac. 2007. Eugenics as Indian removal: Sociohistorical process and the de(con)struction of American Indians in the Southeast. The Public Historian 29(3):53-67. DOI: 10.1525/tph.2007.29.3.53. (link )

Gonzales, A. A., T. A. Lyson and K. W. Mauer. 2007. What does a casino mean to a tribe?: Assessing the impact of casino development on Indian reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. The Social Science Journal 44(3):405-419. DOI: 10.1016/j.soscij.2007.07.001. (link )


Gonzales, A. A. 2003. Gaming and displacement: winners and losers in American Indian casino development. International Social Science Journal 55(175):123-133. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2451.5501012. (link )


Gonzales, A. A. 1998. The (re)articulation of American Indian identity: Maintaining boundaries and regulating access to ethnically tied resources. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 22(4):199-225. DOI: 10.17953/aicr.22.4.3766063k674q4808. (link )

Book Chapters


Gonzales, A. A. and T. Q. Evans. 2013. The imposition of law. Pp. 37-64 In: Den Ouden, A. E. and J. M. O'Brien eds., Recognition, Sovereignty, Struggles,& Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook. The University of North Carolina Press. Chapel Hill, NC. ISBN: 978-1469602158.


Gonzales, A. A. 2009. Racial legibility: The federal census and the (trans) formation of 'Black' and 'Indian' identity. Pp. 57-67 In: Tayac, G. ed., IndiVisible African-Native American Lives n the Americas, 1790-1950. Smithsoninan Institution Press. Washington, D.C.. ISBN: 978-1588342713.


Gonzales, A. A. 2003. American Indians: Their contemporary reality and future trajectory. Pp. 43-56 In: Brown, D. L. and L. E. Swanson eds., Challenges for Rural American in the Twenty-First Century. Pennsylvania State University Press. University Park, PA. ISBN: 978-0271022420.


Gonzales, A. A. 2001. (Trans)Formations: Changes in the use and meaning of American Indian identity. Pp. 169-185 In: Peters, K. and S. Lobo eds., American Indians and the Urban Experience. Altamira Press. Walnut Creek, CA. ISBN: 978-0-7425-0275-8.

Gonzales, A. A. and J. Kertesz. 2001. Engendering identity and power in Native North America. Pp. 43-52 In: Vannoy, D. and B. Hess eds., Gender Mosaics: Social Perspectives. Roxbury Press. Los Angeles, CA. ISBN: 978-0195329988.