Danielle Hiraldo, M.P.A., Ph.D. (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina)


Phone: (520)626-6335

Email: hiraldo(at)arizona.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Danielle received her Ph.D. in the American Indian Studies program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She holds a M.P.A. and a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Danielle’s research interests focus on governance under state recognition, tribal-state relationships (specifically in the Southeast), federal Indian law/policy, and Native Nation governance structures and practices.


McMurry, Nina, Danielle Hiraldo and Christoper L. Carter. "The Rise of Indigenous Recognition: Implications for Comparative Politics". APSA-CP Newsletter Vol. XXXI, Issue 1, Spring 2021. pp. 93-99. Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International. Washington, DC.
Hiraldo, Danielle, Kyra James, and Stephanie Russo Carroll. 2021. Case Report: Indigenous Sovereignty in a Pandemic: Tribal Codes in the United States as Preparedness. Frontiers in Sociology. 6:617995. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.617995
Hiraldo, Danielle, Stephanie Russo Carroll, Dominique M. David-Chavez, Mary Beth Jäger, and Miriam Jorgensen. 2020. "Native Nation Rebuilding for Tribal Research and Data Governance." NNI Policy Brief Series. Tucson: Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona.​
​Hiraldo, Danielle V. “‘If You Are Not at the Table, You Are on the Menu’: Lumbee Government Strategies under State Recognition.” Native American and Indigenous Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 2020, pp. 36–61. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/natiindistudj.7.1.0036.​
​Hiraldo, Danielle. 2018. Asserting Self-Governing Authority Beyond the Federal Recognition Paradigm: North Carolina’s Adaptation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Chapter for Indigenous Justice: Crime and Social Justice. Eds. Karen Jarratt-Snider and Marianne O. Nielsen. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.​


A two-day virtual conference on March 25-26, 2021 that will gather Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and scholars from education, social sciences, STEM, and humanities to examine areas of tension in research affecting Southeast Indigenous communities...
On September 17th-19th 2020, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) hosted a three-day series of workshops that focused on governance under state recognition co-led by Danielle Hiraldo and Hannah Goins...
A network to promote a deeper understanding of Southeast (SE) Indigenous Studies, encourage the research interests of underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students in SE Indigenous Peoples and communities, increase the knowledge of SE Indigenous Peoples and the research and education programming happening in their communities, and support early career and senior scholars in their research development.


Examining Indigenous organizations and Indigenous organizational concepts through the lens of Native Nation building, this course seeks to discuss the role of community-based organizations (Indigenous-led and Indigenous-serving) as key stakeholders...