Teresa Montoya (Diné, b. 1984) is a social scientist and media maker trained in socio-cultural anthropology, critical Indigenous studies and filmmaking. Drawing from Diné oral histories as well as ethnographic and archival practice, Montoya’s research and media production focuses on legacies of environmental contamination and settler colonialism in relation to contemporary issues of tribal jurisdiction and regulatory politics in the Indigenous Southwest. Her photographic and film work has been shown and published internationally, including in the Ethnographic Terminalia curatorial collective and Anthropology Now. In addition to her art practice, she has curatorial and education experience in various institutions, including the Peabody Essex Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from New York University with a filmmaking certificate in Culture and Media. Montoya is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago where she teaches courses in Native American and Indigenous Studies.