Natahnee Winder

Assistant Professor
Indigenous Studies


  • BA, Sociology, University of New Mexico
  • BA, Native American Studies, University of New Mexico
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Western Ontario


Natahnee Winder is Tsaidüka (Duckwater Shoshone), Diné, Cui Ui Ticutta (Pyramid Lake Paiute) and Nuucic (Southern Ute).She holds two Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare and Native American Studies with an emphasis on Nation Building and Leadership from the University of New Mexico. She was a Ronald E. McNair and Research Opportunity Program scholar while she completed her B.A at the University of New Mexico. Natahnee was the 2015-2016 Henry Roe Cloud Fellow at Yale University.

She completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in 2020. Her dissertation is a comparative analysis of the residential school history of Canada and the United States based on the perspectives of Indigenous university students using photo-voice.

Her research interests are: Health & Well-being, Indigenous Education, Ethnic & Race Relations, Community Based Participatory Research, Indigenous Research, and Qualitative Research.