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 tribal-state relationships (specifically state-recognized tribes in the Southeast), federal Indian law/ policy, Native Nation governance structures and practices.


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.

Hiraldo, Danielle. 2020. “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu”: Lumbee Self-Government Strategies under State Recognition. Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.