Scott Andrews teaches American and American Indian literatures at California State University, Northridge. He has published reviews, essays, poetry, and fiction in a variety of journals. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Susan Bernardin is professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies at the State University of New York, Oneonta. A coauthor of Trading Gazes: Euro-American Photographers and Native North Americans, 1880–1940 (Rutgers University Press, 2003), she also facilitated a new edition of In the Land of the Grasshopper Song (Bison Books, 2011) in collaboration with Terry Supahan and André Cramblit. She has published articles on foundational and contemporary Native writers, including Gertrude Bonnin, Mourning Dove, Sherman Alexie, Eric Gansworth, Gerald Vizenor, and Louis Owens. She is a two-time recipient of the Western Literature Association’s Don D. Walker Award for best published essay in western American literary studies.
Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) is a filmmaker and graphic artist based in Mesa, Arizona, where he codirects the film company BetterOnes Productions. His work includes experimental and gallery-based films, documentaries, and commissions for museums and other cultural institutions. He has directed several productions for pbs, such as the 2003 short I Belong to This for the series Matters of Race and the feature-length 2009 documentary Geronimo, part four of the five-part series We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes, for wgbh’s American Experience. His film 4wheelwarpony won Best Experimental Film in the 2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, and his 2009 compilation, Our Home, Our Stories: Short Films by Dustinn Craig, broadcast on Arizona Public Television, won a Bronze Telly award. He is currently completing a new feature-length documentary, Apache Scouts: An Untold Story. [End Page 143]
John Gamber, assistant professor at Columbia University, received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include ecocriticism and American Indian, Asian American, African American, Chicana/o, and Latina/o literatures. His recent book, Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins (University of Nebraska Press, 2012), examines the role of waste and contamination in late-twentieth-century US ethnic and Indigenous literatures. He has coedited Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits and published articles about the novels of Gerald Vizenor, Louise Erdrich, Louis Owens, and Craig Womack, among others, in several edited collections and journals, including pmla and melus.
Joanna Hearne is associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Missouri. She has published articles on Indigenous media and Native American images in Westerns and documentaries in journals such as Screen and the Journal of Popular Film and Television, as well as various collections. Her two books are Native Recognition: Indigenous Cinema and the Western (suny Press, 2012) and Smoke Signals: Native Cinema Rising (University of Nebraska Press, 2012). [End Page 144]