People / Graduate Students
Native American Studies, Native American Literature, Language Loss and Revitalization, Critical Theory
Bio & Research Interests
Through ethnographic and literary research, my dissertation project examines the politics of langauge in U.S. settler colonial contexts. Specifically, I aim to understand what Native languages mean to Native communities today, and further, what Native languages mean to the non-Native individuals and institutions that support Native language revitalization. My interest in the politics of language also informs my teaching philosophy. When teaching both Native American Studies and college writing, I encourage students to question the limits and possibilities of English—and of language itself— as a tool for communication both within and outside of the academy.
Courses Taught or Assisted
Native American Studies: Reading and Composition A, Lead GSI, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014