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.


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...


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...