Wells Carson

Department of Anthropology, Class of 2022
Certificate in Spanish




Wells, a student without native heritage, is from Tutelo land (what is currently known as Roanoke, VA). A junior in the Anthropology and Spanish Departments, Wells’ independent work focuses on Indigiqueerness and Two-Spirit folx within a wider LGBT context, specifically looking at Western forces of assimilationism and erasure. He hopes to expand this into broader work surrounding sexuality and gender self-autonomy for Indigenous folx. Wells is passionate about expanding resources for, amplifying the voices of, and widening campus dialogue around issues facing native students. On campus, he is a SHARE Peer and Peer Health advisor, focusing on intersectional mental wellness. 

Selected Publications