Khrystyne  Wilson

Khrystyne Wilson, Ph.D., J.D.

Assistant Professor


Khrystyne Wilson is an Assistant Professor at California Lutheran in the Department of Religion. She received her JD and PhD from the University of Arizona with a focus on Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy and American Indian Studies. Her research examines religious freedom in the United States with specific attention to the biases against American Indian religious practice and toward Anglo-Protestant understandings of law and religion in U.S. society. She has written laws for the Navajo Nation Government, assisted the United Nation Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and worked on numerous religious freedom cases, defending American Indian religious freedom.





Ph.D. American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, 2023

J.D. University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2021

M.A. Religious Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2017

B.A. Archaeology & Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, 2012


American Indian/Native American religious traditions

Religion & Law


Religion in the United States

Traditional Ecological Knowledge