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Studies in American Indian Literatures 17.3 (2005) 133-134

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Contributor Biographies

Chadwick Allen is associate professor of English at Ohio State University. He is the author of Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts.
Barbara Chiarello teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Robin Riley Fast , associate professor of literature at Emerson College, studies and teaches nineteenth-century American literature, American poetry, women writers, and American Indian literature. She has published articles on poetry and other topics, coedited Approaches to Teaching Dickinson's Poetry with Christine Mack Gordon, and is the author of The Heart as a Drum: Continuance and Resistance in American Indian Poetry.
Lawrence W. Gross is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe, enrolled on the White Earth nation in northern Minnesota. He has taught at Iowa State University and has received a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship to study at the University of California–Santa Barbara.
Connie A. Jacobs is an associate professor of English at San Juan College where she also serves as chair of the English Department and co-chair of the Honors Program. She has written a book on Louise Erdrich and has been co-editor with Greg Sarris on another book on Erdrich, which is part of the Approaches to Teaching Series for MLA. She has also written on Esther Belin and Ceremony and is currently collaborating on a book about children's books about Native Americans. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Board of the National Association for Ethnic Studies. [End Page 133]
Kim Lee received her PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003. Her dissertation was an edited collection of letters by Mari Sandoz that speaks to her political activism on behalf of Northern Plains tribes. She is a visiting faculty member in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures of Michigan State University, and her current book-length project focuses on contemporary Native American music as sites of resistance.
Susan A. Miller is from Tiger Clan and Tom Palmer Band of the Seminole Nation. Trained as a historian (PhD University of Nebraska 1997), she is on the faculty of the American Indian Studies Program at Arizona State University. She is the author of Coacoochee's Bones: A Seminole Saga.
Silvia Schultermandl is a lecturer in Wmen's Studies at Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria. She has recently published and essay on Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior and Rebecca Walker's Black, White, and Jewish. Her current research project is a book-length study on Asian American mother-daughter writing.
Leonard Shotridge, Jr. is a Tlingit native from southeast Alaska. He graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University.
Rebecca Tillett is a lecturer in American literature and culture with the School of American studies at the University of East Anglia. Her PhD thesis on contemporary Native American literature of the American Southwest, entitled "Contentious Repertoires: Political Dialogues of Contemporary Native American Storytelling," focused upon literary explorations of ethnicity, race, and cultural identity and upon the creation of otherwise unrealisable political dialogues with governmental, corporate, and academic/institutional bodies. She is currently researching the multiethnic literature, art, performance art, and film of the United States and Mexico border, as a response to recent political developments such as NAFTA and contemporary American and Mexican government policies.
David Anthony Tyeeme Clark , Meskwaki, is assistant professor of American studies and faculty member of the Center for Indigenous Nations studies at the University of Kansas and, during 2004–05, a postdoctoral fellow in American Indian studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His partner is Seneca from the Allegheny Indian Reservation.



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