Michael Lerma

Michael Lerma Assistant professor
Northern Arizona University
Applied indigenous Studies
Blg SBS West Building 70 Rm #214
Phone: 928-523-3392

Michael Lerma (P'urhépecha), BS, MS, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs & Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University. His recent research has explored the efficacy of traditional Diné (Navajo) institutions of governance. Michael also contributes to research conducted by Diné Policy Institute (DPI). He teaches courses on International Relations, Tribal Government, Native American Politics, and Research Methods. Michael’s research generally advocates for future Native Nation building via consolidation of Indigenous interests and expansion of Native Nation control of norms within the international political economy.