Assistant Professor of English
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Courses taught in Spring 2014
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
“Gertrude Bonnin’s Transrhetorical Fight for Land Rights.” Women Writing Between the Wars. Ed. Anne George. Southern Illinois University Press (forthcoming)
“Ann Rinaldi’s My Heart Is on the Ground as Literary Colonization of Zitkala-Ša’s American Indian Stories.” Indigenous Nations Studies Journal 3.1 (2002): 47-62.
“Piute Pedagogy: Rhetorical Connections across Gender, Class, Culture.” A paper written with Bethany Fletcher, UST graduate student in English. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Louisville, KY March 2010
“White Women and the Transrhetorical Agency of Indianism.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Philadelphia, PA October 2009
“Margaret Fuller and the Transrhetorical Agency of ‘Indianism.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference (NAIS), Minneapolis, MN 2009
“I am the mother of men”: Nan-ye-hi’s Cherokee Rhetoric of Motherhood in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Treaty Negotiations. Southern American Studies Association (SASA) Conference, Fairfax, VA 2009
“Feminist, Indian-Feminist, and Anti-US Indian Policy Sentiments in Texts by Zitkala-Sa, Sarah Winnemucca, and Joy Harjo.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Conference (NAIS), Athens, Georgia, 2008.
“‘We Are Your Mothers’: Cherokee Women’s Voices for Land Preservation.” American Literature Association Conference (ALA), Boston, 2007.
“Declaiming and Demarcating: Gertrude Bonnin’s Sentimental Campaign for Native Land.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (SSAWW), Philadelphia, 2006.
“Sarah Winnemucca: ‘Postindian Warrior’ Writing for the Land.” Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States Conference (MELUS), Boca Raton, 2006.
“Created ‘White’-ness and Hopi Prophecy in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.” New Directions in American Indian Research: A Gathering of Emerging Scholars, Chapel Hill, 2004.
“(Re)Narrative Resistance: The Political Writings of Zitkala-Sa.” International American Women Writers of Color Conference (AWWOC), Baltimore, 2004.
Co-faculty advisor of Iota Psi chapter, Sigma Tau Delta International English Society
Membership in Professional Organizations
Native American and Indigenous Studies