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  • Contributor Biographies

Chadwick Allen is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University and, in 2007–2008, the Moore Distinguished Visiting Professor in ethnic literatures at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts and articles on comparative indigenous literary studies, post-colonial theory, and popular representations of U.S. western frontiers.

Joseph Bauerkemper, a PhD candidate in American studies at the University of Minnesota, is currently completing a doctoral dissertation titled “Narrating Nationhood: Radical Traditions in Native Fiction.” The project explores the critiques of state-nationalism and market-globalism that several native writers convey in their literary works and makes explicit the ways in which these same texts narrate notions of nationhood neither derivative of nor beholden to colonizing paradigms.

Ron Carpenter currently teaches writing and English at the beautiful Turtle Mountain Community College in North Dakota. He received his PhD from the University of Utah in 2005. He and his fiancée Susie Laducer are expecting a baby boy in January.

Stephanie Fitzgerald (Cree) holds a joint appointment in English and Indigenous Nations Studies at the University of Kansas. Her essay on the textual iconography of Native basketry is forthcoming in Early Native Literacies: A Documentary and Critical Anthology. She recently coedited a special issue on American Indian autobiography for the American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Laura M. Furlan (Apache/Osage/Cherokee) is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Dakota. She coedited the volume Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race across the Geohistorical Divide (2003) and is currently at work on a book about urban Indian fiction.

Angela M. Haas is a mixed-blood of Eastern Cherokee, German, and other Euroamerican ancestry. She is a PhD candidate in the Rhetoric and Writing Graduate Program at Michigan State University. Her recent research includes the investigation of digital writing practices of women and American Indians and the cultural and political contexts that shape those practices, as evidenced by her publications in Computers & Composition, Computers & Composition Online, and the forthcoming edited collection Webbing Cyberfeminist Practices. She is pursuing a concentration in digital cultural rhetorics, and her current research is concerned with revisioning the history of digital and visual rhetoric through the recovery of indigenous rhetorics.

Inés Hernández-ávila (Nez Perce and Tejana) is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is one of the six-member national steering committee that organized the meeting “What’s Next for Native American/Indigenous Studies” at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in May 2007. She continues on the steering committee as one of the organizers for the April 2008 meeting that will be held in Athens, Georgia. She is the editor of Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations. She is coeditor, with Gail Tremblay, of a special issue on indigenous women, for Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, and coeditor, with Domino Renee Perez, of a special issue on the intersections between American Indian and Chicana/o literature for SAIL.

Thomas Hove has published articles on Herman Melville, postmodern fiction, and social theories of the mass media. He currently teaches in the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Georgia.

Kelli Lyon Johnson is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University Hamilton, where she teaches Native literature, Latina/o literature, women’s literature, and writing. Her publications include a book on Julia Alvarez and several essays on place, memory, mapping, and human rights in the works of Ana Castillo, Edwidge Danticat, Demetria Martínez, and other Chicana, Caribbean, and Native women writers. She is currently writing a book about literature and human rights.

Molly McGlennen is mixed-blood (Anishinaabe, French, Irish), born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is presently the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Vassar College; in fall 2008, she will begin her position as Assistant Professor of English at Vassar. She received her PhD in Native American studies from University of California, Davis, in 2005, with her dissertation work on contemporary indigenous women’s poetry. She also earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in 1998...


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