Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez

Acting Executive Director

Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez serves as Acting Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network.

She is Co-Coordinator for the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, North American Region (2011-2015; 2015-2018) and serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the Global School of Indigenous Women's Leadership, a FIMI Project (International Forum of Indigenous Women).  She is a Senior Researcher and Advisor for Native Americans in Philanthropy and is currently on leave from Arizona State University.  

Her scholar-activism focuses on participating, documenting and studying the Globalization of Indigenous Women's Movements (GIWM), with an emphasis on networks and the legal advocacy of indigenous women in international spheres, like the United Nations. She is an active participant within the international indigenous women's movement and through La Red Xicana Indigena, an indigenous social justice organization in the US, has contributed as a founding-member of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA). 

Rosalee has worked for two UN Secretariats-- the Secretariat of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Headquartered in Geneva) and the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Headquartered in NY).

Rosalee Gonzalez holds a PhD in Justice and Social Inquiry.  She earned an MSW/MS in International Social Welfare and Public Policy & Administration from Columbia University and B.A. in Comparative Ethnic Studies/Chican@ Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.