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  • Contributor Biographies

David Christensen is a first-year doctoral student in history at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas. His master’s thesis examined western Nebraska’s potato industry and its reliance on Lakota laborers from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations.

C. J. Dosch is a PhD candidate in the English department at Syracuse University. He is currently working in American regionalism and the writings of the Red Progressives at the turn of the twentieth century.

Emilio Del Valle Escalante (Maya K’iche’) is assistant professor of Latin American literatures and cultures in the Romance Languages Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Maya Nationalisms and Postcolonial Challenges in Guatemala: Coloniality, Modernity, and Identity Politics (2008). His current research focuses on a comparison of Indigenous literatures and social movements from Mesoamerica and the Andes.

Kathleen Godfrey is an associate professor at California State University, Fresno and codirector of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. During the 2008–2009 school year, she was the Fulbright Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools in Norway. Her work has been published in Southwestern American Literature and Western American Literature.

Erin Griffin is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate, Heipa district. She received her MA in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 2009. [End Page 101]

Julianne Newmark is an assistant professor of English at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Her recently completed book manuscript, Place, not Race: Sites of American Literary Neonativism, 1899–1933, examines place-based authorial refusals of race-centric nativist ideologies. She is at work on her second book-length manuscript, a project born of her archival work with the papers and political writings of Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Carlos Montezuma, and Charles Eastman. Other recent work includes a forthcoming article in Arizona Quarterly and a chapter in the book “Terra Incognita”: D. H. Lawrence at the Frontiers.

Miriam Schacht is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she teaches Native American literature and advises the Inter-Tribal Student Organization. Her research and teaching interests include international Indigenous literatures, travel narratives, and Native American literatures of the Great Lakes region.

Leah Sneider is a doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico, where she is currently writing her dissertation on the rhetorical, social, and political implications of gender constructions in the works of John Rollin Ridge, Sarah Winnemucca, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Sherman Alexie.

Craig S. Womack teaches at Emory University and is author of Art As Performance, Story as Criticism. [End Page 102]



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