Native American Speaker Series

Dr. Karina Walters

Karina L. Walters, Ph.D., M.S.W.

On April 12th the American Indian Studies Department hosts Native American Speakers Series guest, Dr. Karina Walters. Dr. Walters will speak in AIS classes and later in an open-to-the-public presentation at the James A. Thomas Hall Auditorium at 5:30 pm. Please take the time to join us in person or via WebEx - meeting info below

Karina L. Walters, Ph.D., M.S.W., an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, was selected as director of the NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) in March 2023. Dr. Walters’ is currently a tenured full professor and the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar at the University of Washington (UW) School of Social Work. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Global Health and the School of Public Health and is the founding director of the UW Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. 

The series features nationally recognized American Indian scholars and artists who will delve into diverse topics and issues including Lumbee history, Native cuisine, health and wellness and Southeastern Native art.

Admission to the series is free and open to the public. For more information, email, or call 910.521.6266.