Arizona Voter Intimidation, Suppression, and Democratic Instability

By: Jordan Uter “We often think of institutions as somehow solid and durable objects, but institutions are no more than stable patterns of human beliefs, norms, and interactions. When enough people simply decide to stop behaving according to those patterns and norms, the institutions themselves change or dissolve. And what we are witnessing in America … Continue reading Arizona Voter Intimidation, Suppression, and Democratic Instability

Education Being Branded as Sexualization

By: Julia Weiss In recent years, many states have begun introducing legislation restricting LGBTQIA+ information and educational materials from being allowed in preschools and elementary schools. This is yet another discriminatory measure in schools against people in the LGBTQIA+ community, following rules in many schools already restricting participation in sports and access to bathrooms reflecting … Continue reading Education Being Branded as Sexualization

Two Spirit People: How Native and Queer Identities Intersect

By: Rachel Carroll To this day, Native peoples and Tribes are still impacted by the long-standing effects of Colonialism. Although the LGBTQIA+ movement has been relatively recent in Western society, the concept of gender and sexual identity have been part of native cultural practices and social conventions long before the first colonizers arrived to North … Continue reading Two Spirit People: How Native and Queer Identities Intersect

Quantifying the Hopi Tribe’s Water Rights: A Watershed Moment in Indian Water Rights Law, or Business as Usual?

By: Gregory Esser Arizona is the first and only state in the nation to depart from the federal precedent established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963 in Arizona v. California for the method of measuring Indian tribes’ federal water rights. [1] On May 25, 2022, the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona became the first … Continue reading Quantifying the Hopi Tribe’s Water Rights: A Watershed Moment in Indian Water Rights Law, or Business as Usual?

Arizona’s Housing Market is a Mess that Leaves Marginalized Communities Ripe for Eviction

By: Jordan Ulloa Arizona is growing at a rate unlike many other states in the rest of the country. Five of the fifteen fastest growing cities in the US reside in Arizona, with census data showing that Queen Creek, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Maricopa and Goodyear had all grown at rates ranging from 5.4% to 8.9% … Continue reading Arizona’s Housing Market is a Mess that Leaves Marginalized Communities Ripe for Eviction