Tezbah Smiley (They/Them)

Graduate Assistant, Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
They/Them/Theirs
Primary office:
785-864-4256
Kansas Union
Room 400


Summary

Yá’át’ééh shí éí Tezbah Smiley yínishyé.
Hałtsooí nishłí, Naakai Diné’é bashíshchiin, Kinyaa’áanii éí yá dáshícheii, T’áneeszahnii
éí shínálí. Ma’ii T’eeyítł’izhídęę naashá doo Bee Ak’idbaa Áhoodzanídęę naashá - Ako Diné Asdáán 
nishłí.

Greetings, my name is Tezbah Smiley. I am the Meadow People (mother’s clan), born for
the Mexican People/People Who Wander (father’s clan), the Towering House People
(maternal grandfather’s clan) and the Tangle People (paternal grandfather’s clan). This is
how I identify as a Navajo Trans womxn & a five-fingered being.

I am currently starting up my 2nd & final year of my Masters' program in Indigenous Studies. I am an alumna from two tribal colleges/universities (TCUs): Diné College in Tsaile, AZ & Haskell Indian Nations University, the sister college to KU here in Lawrence, KS. I am one of the 2020-2021 SGD Graduate Assistant & I welcome you to KU + SGD!