Mariann Skahan


Mariann HeadshotMariann Skahan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. In her dissertation, Language Education and Revival on the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Skahan focuses on the impact of historical and current language and educational policies on heritage language use for the Jicarilla Apache community. The dissertation offers a critical analysis on the impact of Native American educational policies and examines current community-based initiatives to de-colonize past educational trauma.

Skahan brings her prior experience working in higher education where she managed student programs supporting underserved/underrepresented populations and improving the matriculation of women in STEM. Skahan is passionate about educational access and equity for all constituents.