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Photograph of professor Kat Hayes

Director's Welcome

A letter from the new director of the RIGS initiative, Kat Hayes. Kat Hayes tenure home is in archaeology and is an affiliate professor in the American Indian Studies department. She is also the co-founder of the Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Program.
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An Activist in the Making

Ray Barney is a senior at the University of Minnesota double-majoring in gender, women & sexuality studies (GWSS) and Asian languages and literatures (ALL) with a minor in art. They are already doing work informed by feminist, Black, trans, and queer praxis. With the tools and opportunities they’ve gained during their time at the University of Minnesota, Barney hopes to be a part of the shared fight for shared liberation.

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