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  • Contributor Biographies

bonnie m. brown coordinates West Virginia University’s Native American Studies Program, teaches Introduction to Native American Studies, and has developed various special topics courses, including In the Courts of the Conqueror, cotaught with Walter Echo-Hawk. Her current seminar is based on the nmai exhibit Nation to Nation: Treaties . . . She has organized symposia and public lectures on repatriation, American Indian public history interpretation, Native views of environmental protection, the Cobell case, undrip, and establishing the nmai. Brown won wvus 2012 Bucklew Social Justice Award. She earned degrees at Iowa State University and the University of Texas at Austin and attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

angela calcaterra is assistant professor of English at the University of West Florida, where she specializes in early American literature and Native American studies. Her work has also appeared in Early American Literature. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript on the intersections between Native and European American representational practices in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

diane glancys most recent books are No Word for the Sea, a novel of both physical and spiritual Alzheimer’s, which is forgetfulness of God (Omni Scriptum GmbH & Co, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2013), Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of Native Education (nonfiction, University of Nebraska Press, 2014), Report to the Department of the Interior (poetry, University of New Mexico Press, 2015), and three novels from Wipf & Stock: Uprising of Goats, the voices of ten biblical women; One of Us, about the church a murdered man left in his wake; and Ironic Witness, in which a minister’s wife finds herself in hell. [End Page 139]

alanna hickey is a PhD candidate in English at Northwestern University and a current Mellon/acls dissertation fellow. Her research and teaching focus on Native American literary traditions, poetry and poetics, and U.S. political history. She is currently working on a genealogy of nineteenth-century Native American poetry as it addresses and challenges the evolving terms of U.S. civic inclusion.

rachel luckenbill is completing her PhD in English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She has taught writing and literature for a combined total of eight years at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, and at Duquesne. She focuses her teaching and research on multiethnic American literature and is particularly interested in literature’s capacity to create space for reconciliation in the midst of cultural and religious conflict. Her dissertation explores Walter Echo-Hawk’s paradigm of reconciliation as a frame for understanding both critical and positive responses to Christianity in works by contemporary Native American authors Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, Diane Glancy, and Joy Harjo.

dylan a. t. miner is a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist, and scholar. He is the director of the American Indian Studies Program and associate professor at Michigan State University, as well as a member of the Justseeds artists collective. Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions and was granted an Artist Leadership Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian in 2010. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Low-riding across Turtle Island was published in 2014 (University of Arizona Press). He is presently completing two new books–one on contemporary Indigenous aesthetics and a book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I seek to learn).

jesse peters is Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina–Pembroke. He has published on the work of Linda Hogan, Louis Owens, and Tom King, among others. Currently, he is working to combine creative nonfiction and scholarly discourse as he examines issues of sovereignty and motion in contemporary Native American fiction. In his spare time he likes to fly-fish and ride motorcycles. [End Page 140]

cristina stanciu ( is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses in U.S. multiethnic and Indigenous literatures. Her research has been supported recently by fellowships offered by the Newberry Library, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the American Association of University Women (aauw). Her work has appeared in melus, American Indian Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures, College English, Wicazo Sa Review, Intertexts, Film & History, the...


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