Beth H. Piatote, Assistant Professor
Ethnic Studies Department, Native American Studies
Office: 582 Barrows
Office hours: Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.
I am currently completing the manuscript, Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature, which focuses on legal discourses in the literary works of the following indigenous writers: E. Pauline Johnson, John Oskison, Mourning Dove, Alice Callahan, and D’Arcy McNickle. I am completing a short fiction collection called Beading Lesson and Other Stories, and continue to write translations of Ni:mi:pu: literary, liturgical, and historical texts. My second academic book project, funded in part by a grant from the Hellman Family Foundation, will focus on Nez Perce texts and translation. I am an affiliated faculty member of the American Studies program.
PhD, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University
MA, International Studies, University of Oregon
BA, History and German, Bethel College
Research interestsNative American literature, history, law and culture; Native American/Aboriginal literature and federal Indian law in the United States and Canada; American literature and cultural studies; Ni:mi:pu: (Nez Perce) language and literature
NAS152: Native American Literature
NAS 20A: Introduction to NAS I
NAS 20B: Introduction to NAS II: Cultural Practice, Art, and Identity
ES 101B: Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies
ES 250: Empire and Domesticity
ES 250:Writing Across Genre
ES 250: Native American Literary Theory
"Domestic Trials: Indian Rights and National Belonging in Works by E. Pauline Johnson and John M. Oskison." American Quarterly 63.3 (Spring 2011): 95-116.
"Our (Someone Else's) Father: Articulation, Dysarticulation, and Indigenous Literary Traditions." Kenyon Review 32.1 (Winter 2010): 199-217.
"Bodies of Memory and Forgetting: "Putting on Weight" in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead" in Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres, No. 15 (2001): 198-210.
"The News of the Day" In Studies in American Indian Literatures 21.2 (Summer 2009): 71-74.
"Life-Size Indian" and "Beading Lesson" In Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women, ed. Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Lauren Stuart Muller, and Jana Sequoya Magdaleno. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. 267-278.
Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature, scholarly manuscript forthcoming from Yale University Press
Beading Lesson and Other Stories, short fiction manuscript in progress
Honors & AwardsFord Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2010
Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, 2009
Whiting Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, 2006-07
Graduate Research Opportunity Grant, Stanford University, 2003
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2001-03