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The Imagination Desk is an occasional audio series from the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. We chat with artists, scholars, scientists, and technologists about what inspires them and how they define and use imagination in their work.

Oct 31, 2022

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Laura Tohe. In this conversation, Laura dives into the role imagination plays in communities, specifically Navajo communities. We also discuss the importance of language in her community, and the impact of leadership on caring for the planet.

Laura Tohe is a Diné and Tsénahabiłnii poet, writer, and librettist, and much of her work revolves around the Native American and Navajo community. Laura is also a Professor in the English Department at Arizona State University with Exemplar Distinction.


The research reported in these conversations was made possible by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, (#20210085). The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Spencer Foundation.