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Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.1 (2004) 97-100

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Cari M. Carpenter is currently completing a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Kalamazoo College, where she teaches U.S. Ethnic Literature, Women's Literature, and Reading the Novel. She received her Ph.D. in English and Women's studies from the University of Michigan in 2002, with a specialization in early Native American women's writing and other literatures of the nineteenth-century United States.
Ron Carpenter received his B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside, and his M.A. in American studies from the University of Utah. He holds a Ph.D. in British and American literature, having recently defended his dissertation on Native American women's autobiography. He currently teaches, fishes, and dreams in Salt Lake City.
James H. Cox teaches Native American and American literature classes at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published articles on Thomas King and Sherman Alexie and has an article forthcoming on Gertrude Bonnin's editorial work for American Indian Magazine.
Margaret Dubin is managing editor of News from Native California and lecturer in Native American art and literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her second book, The Dirt is Red Here: Art and Poetry from Native California, has recently been published by Heyday Books.
Kathleen Godfrey is coordinator of the English Credential program and assistant professor of English at California State University, Fresno. She has published analyses of Anglo women's representations of American Indians in Western American Literature and Southwestern American Literature. [End Page 97]
Craig Howe (Oglala Lakota) earned a Ph.D. in architecture and anthropology from the University of Michigan and is a faculty member in the Graduate Studies Department at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He served as deputy assistant director for Cultural Resources at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, and director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library. He has developed innovative hypermedia tribal histories projects and creative museum exhibitions; taught Native studies courses in the United States and Canada; authored articles on numerous topics including tribal histories, Native studies, museum exhibitions and community collaborations; and is a founder and president of Native ESP, an Indian-owned company committed to developing educational solutions and products that acknowledge and incorporate Native perspectives. He was raised on his family's cattle ranch along Bear in the Lodge Creek in Bennett County, South Dakota, and currently lives in Rapid City.
Leanne Howe, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is an American Indian author, playwright, and director, as well as a scholar, who has read her fiction and lectured throughout the United States, Japan, and the Middle East. She taught at Wake Forest University, Grinnell College, Carleton College, Sinte Gleska University, and was the Louis D. Rubins Jr. Writer in Residence at Hollins University in 2003. Howe has been involved in five theater productions, as well as the radio production on PRI of "Indian Radio Days" in 1993. Her first novel, Shell Shaker, received the American Book Award for 2002 from the Before Columbus Foundation. Currently she teaches at the University of Minnesota in the Department of American Indian Studies and is completing "Miko Kings," an Indian baseball novel. She is the screenwriter and on-camera narrator for the film, "Native Americans in the Twenty-first Century," to air on PBS in 2004.
Daniel Heath Justice is an enrolled mixed-blood citizen of the Cherokee Nation and was raised in that part of the Mouache Ute territory known as Victor, Colorado. He now lives with his husband in the traditional lands of the Wendat Nation, where he is assistant professor of Aboriginal literatures at the University of Toronto.
Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist is an associate professor of English at Brigham Young University. Lundquist specializes in Native American sacred [End Page 98] Texts, Autoethnographies, and modern literatures. Lundquist is the author ofTrickster: A Transformation Archetype and numerous articles on Native American literature. She worked for ten summers with a...


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