On November 28th, 2023, Grand Challenges Champion Beth Rose Middleton Manning was November’s featured guest on “Face to Face,” a monthly conversation series with Chancellor Gary May. They discussed Native environmental policy, the connection between scholarship and activism, and other topics relating to Professor Middleton Manning and her research. Professor Middleton Manning highlighted the importance of honoring Indigenous and Native ways of knowing, and celebrated the work being done by Native activists both within the Native American Studies department and external to the UC. She also called for greater recognition of the history of our homeland and its link to contemporary tribal communities, leadership, and governance. Her research continues to inspire our work within the Reimagining the Land-grant challenge area.
Grand Challenges is proud to partner with Professor Middleton Manning as one of our Reimagining the Land-grant Champions. Read more about Professor Beth Rose Middleton Manning at