Patrisia Gonzales

Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American Studies

Patrisia Gonzales is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies, affiliated faculty in the Department of American Indian Studies, and on the faculty in the Native American Research and Training Center. As the granddaughter of Kickapoo, Comanche and Macehual peoples who migrated throughout the present-day United States and Mexico, Patrisia Gonzales specializes in Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous medicine. 

She is the author of Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing (University of Arizona Press 2012) and of Traditional Indian Medicine: American Indian Wellness (Kendall Hunt 2016), the first textbook on American Indian medicine.