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  • Contributor Biographies

Kristina Ackley (Oneida/Bad River Ojibwe) teaches Native American studies at The Evergreen State College. In addition to coediting a collection of Laura Cornelius Kellogg’s writings with Cristina Stanciu, she is completing a manuscript on Oneida placemaking.

Chadwick Allen is professor of English and coordinator for the American Indian Studies program at The Ohio State University. Author of Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts (2002) and Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies (2012), he is the current editor of Studies in American Indian Literatures.

Cathleen D. Cahill, associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869–1933 (2011).

Marti L. Chaatsmith (Comanche), associate director of the Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University at Newark, lives and works in the Ohio Valley near the extraordinary Newark Earthworks. Current collaborative projects include contemporary Native artists’ responses to the earthworks;, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; facilitating Indian participation in the World Heritage Site nomination of Ohio’s earthworks; and an interactive computer model of the lunar observatory at Octagon Earthworks funded by Battelle.

Philip J. Deloria is Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History and American Studies and associate dean for undergraduate [End Page 357] education in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Playing Indian (1998) and Indians in Unexpected Places (2004), and coeditor, with Neal Salisbury, of A Companion to American Indian History (2004).

P. Jane Hafen (Taos Pueblo) is professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the editor of Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems and the Sun Dance Opera by Zitkala-Ša (2001) and Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich (2012), a coeditor for The Great Plains Reader (2003), and the author of articles and book chapters on American Indian literatures.

K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Muskogee/Creek) is professor of American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. A historian who has focused on federal boarding schools and federal Indian policy in the twentieth century, she is the author of They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School (1994), Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences (2000, with Margaret Archuleta and Brenda Child), Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (2001, with David Wilkins), and “To Remain an Indian”: Lessons for Democracy from a Century of Native American Education (2006, with Teresa McCarty).

Kyle T. Mays, of Saginaw Anishinaabek heritage, is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. His dissertation explores representations of American Indians, Native political culture, and the relationship between blackness and indigeneity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Detroit.

Thomas C. Maroukis, chair of the Department of History at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, is the author of Peyote and the Yankton Sioux: The Life and Times of Sam Necklace (2004) and The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church (2010).

David Martínez (Gila River Pima) is associate professor of American Indian studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought (2009) and editor of The American Indian Intellectual Tradition: An Anthology of Writings from 1772 to 1972 (2011). [End Page 358]

Julianne Newmark, an associate professor of English at New Mexico Tech, teaches courses in American and Native American literature, writing, and visual rhetoric, and serves as the editor of the ejournal Xchanges. Her current research focuses on early twentieth-century Native textual activism and on the impacts of specific US legislative actions on Indigenous writing.

Margaret Noodin / Giiwedinoodin (Anishinaabe heritage, waabzheshiinh doodem) received an mfa in writing and a PhD in English and linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She is director of the Comprehensive Studies Program and teaches American Indian literature at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on the recovery and maintenance of Anishinaabe language and literature. Current research includes language proficiency and the study of Indigenous literary aesthetics. Visit to hear and see more.

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