Annita Sophia Lucchesi

Ph.D. Student

Annita Hetoevėhotohke'e Lucchesi is a PhD student in UA's School of Geography, Development, & Environment, and is a current Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar at the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance at the Native Nations Institute. Her research interests include gender and sexual violence, femicide, postcolonial geographies, data terrorism, Indigenous data sovereignty, and Indigenous cartographies and geographies. She has published works in American Indian Culture and Research JournalCartographica; Gender, Place, and Culture; Journal of Indigenous Research; and Mapping Meaning. Outside of her work in the academy, she serves as founding Executive Director of Sovereign Bodies Institute, a non-profit research center addressing gender and sexual violence against Indigenous peoples and home to the largest international database on missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. She is a Cheyenne descendant and currently resides on Wiyot territory in Northern California.