PhD, University of Oklahoma
MA, University of Oklahoma
MAT, University of Alaska Anchorage
BA, University of Oklahoma
American Indian literature and critical theories, contemporary American literature more broadly, working class studies, gender studies, writing pedagogy, logic, and rhetoric.
Review of Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words, edited by Shawn Morton-Cain and Pamela Jumper Thurman. Great Plains Quarterly. Vol. 39, No. 3, Summer 2019, p. 312.
Review of Cold War Oklahoma, by Landry Brewer. The Oklahoman. “'Cold War Oklahoma' Examines State's Role in Urgent Period of History.” Oklahoman.com, Oklahoman, 23 June 2019, oklahoman.com/article/5634599/cold-war-oklahoma-examines-states-role-in-urgent-period-of-history.
Review of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, by Tanya Talaga. Transmotion. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp.171-2.
Native Stories: American Indian Representation and Self-Representation in Rhetoric and Literature. 2018. University of Oklahoma, PhD dissertation. ShareOK, https://hdl.handle.net/11244/299816.
Review of flesh to bone by Ire’ne Lara Silva. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Vol. 15, No. 1. Fall 2015, pp. 178-80.
Review of Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820-1906, by James W. Parins. Chronicles of Oklahoma. Vol. XCII, No. 3, Fall 2015, pp.354-5.
Review of The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, by Tiya Miles. Crosstimbers: A Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2011:14, pp.14-15.
ire’ne lara silva’s Cuicacalli: House of Song, A Celebration and Exploration of Indigenous Bodies Simultaneously Inhabiting and Transcending the Liminality of Communal and Conflicted Spaces, Many Voices, One Center: The Native American Literature Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, April 2, 2020. Proposal accepted, but conference cancelled due to Covid.
The Living Among the Dead: Mythic Realism in Ire’ne Lara Silva’s flesh to bone, Many Voices, One Center: The Native American Literature Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, March 23, 2018.
Going to the Water: Cultural and Spiritual Resilience in Volatile Landscapes and Liminal Spaces, Returning the Gift: Native American Literary Festival, Norman, OK, October 10, 2017.
More Than Blood Brothers: Homosociality and the Traumas of an Unstable National Identity and the Erasure of Native American Culture in the Cold War Era Comic Book Series White Indian, Many Voices, One Center: The Native American Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, March 13, 2015.
More Than Blood Brothers: Homosociality and the Traumas of an Unstable National Identity and the Erasure of Native American Culture in the Cold War Era Comic Book Series White Indian, 2014 University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, University of Florida, April 5, 2014.
Celebrating the Feminine Body in the Poetry of nila northSun, Many Voices, One Center: The Native American Literature Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, March 28, 2014.
Magical Realism and the Power of Language: An Examination of The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich and Drowning in Fire by Craig Womack, Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Oklahoma, January 25, 2013.
Illustrating White Over Red: Examining Issues of Appropriation and Othering in Frank Frazetta’s Comic Book Series White Indian, Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8, 2012.
Beyond the Reservation: Understanding the Call to Action in the Writing of Sherman Alexie, Savagism and Civilization Conference, University of Oklahoma, October 14, 2011.
Movement Toward Literacy and Art as Answer in Selected Works by Sherman Alexie, 16th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, University of Alaska Anchorage, February 25, 2011.
Blood, Skin, and Bones: Skeletal Imagery and Ethnic Identity in the Poetry of Wendy Rose, First Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, University of Minnesota, May 21, 2009.
Awards and Scholarships:
Dr. Edward Murray Clark Memorial Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 2017.
English Department Honors PhD Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, 2016.
Dean’s Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, University of Oklahoma, 2016
Barbara Anne Scheffer Award in Literature, University of Oklahoma, 2013
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