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  • Contributor Biographies

Tol Foster is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A citizen of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma, Foster received his PhD in American literature with a focus on Native American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Dr. Roberta Hill (Oneida). He is currently completing a regionally focused manuscript on Native and non-Native articulations and contestations over legal and cultural jurisdiction in Oklahoma over the long twentieth century tentatively titled “The Enduring Indian Territory: Oklahoma Writers and the Multicultural Frontier.”

Lucy Maddox is retired from the Department of English at Georgetown University. Her most recent book is Citizen Indians: Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform.

Joshua B. Nelson (Cherokee) is an assistant professor of English and affiliated faculty member with Native American studies and film and video studies at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his PhD in English from Cornell University. His current project looks to dismantle the pervasive assimilated/traditional dichotomy to explore the adaptive potential of traditional practices.

Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamorro from the Pacific island of Guahan (Guam), is the cofounder of Achiote Press and author of two poetry collections: from unincorporated territory [hacha] and from unincorporated territory [saina]. He received his MFA from the University of San Francisco and is currently working toward a PhD in ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. [End Page 93]

Siobhan Senier is an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. Her publications include Voices of American Indian Assimilation and Resistance and a cultural-contexts edition of Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona. She is currently compiling and editing an anthology of writing by Indigenous people from New England.

Ruth Spack is a professor of English at Bentley University. She is the author of several articles on Zitkala-Ša and of America’s Second Tongue: American Indian Education and the Ownership of English, 1860–1900, which was awarded the 2003 Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize by the Modern Language Association and selected as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.

Christopher Taylor is a PhD candidate in literary and cultural studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has previously published on the American socialist writer Upton Sinclair.

Linda Warley is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. She has previously published articles on Indigenous life writing, focusing on the Canadian context. She is coeditor (with Marlene Kadar, Jeanne Perreault, and Susanna Egan) of Tracing the Autobiographical and coeditor with Marlene Kadar and Jeanne Perreault of Photographs, Histories and Meanings. Also with Kadar and Perreault, she has coedited a special issue of the journal ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature titled “Life Writing in International Contexts.” [End Page 94]



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