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PhD University of Southern California, 2017; MA, University of Southern California, 2013; BA University of Oklahoma, 2009
Interests and Research:
Critical Indigenous studies; Indigenous literatures of North America, Queer Indigenous studies; Gender and sexuality studies; Decolonial thought; Transnational settler colonialism; Comparative studies of empire
My work traces the politics of Indigeneity, sexuality, settler empire, and decolonization in the Indigenous literatures and visual cultures of North America. Working at these intersections, my first book project considers how 20th and 21st century Indigenous writers respond to colonial biopolitics, ecologies, and anti-Indigenous violence in the settler-imperial city.
“‘In-Between Kumeyaay and Brooklyn’: Mapping Queer Indigenous Memory, Affect, and Futurity in Tommy Pico’s IRL.” In The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West, edited by Susan Bernardin, Routledge, 2022.
• Native American and Indigenous Studies
• Sexuality & Gender Studies
• Visual Culture / Media Studies / Digital Humanities
• Ecocriticism / Environmental Humanities / Biopolitics
• American Literature & Culture