Marshall is Associate Professor of Anthropology and has taught at OU since 2011. Her research focuses on the anthropology of religion and expressive culture with a specialization in Native North America. Marshall’s 2016 book Upward, Not Sunwise focuses on the spread of Pentecostalism among Navajos (Diné) and was published by the University of Nebraska Press. Her current project focus on the contemporary erasure of Native people from the Great Basin, with a focus on the arts and public-school curriculum in Idaho. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.
Marshall has served on the Advisory Board of the Forum since 2018 and was a Forum Fellow during the 2017-2018 academic year. She holds PhDs in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University as well as an MA in Folklore from the University of Oregon, and is currently serving as a member of the Council for the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Says Marshall: “I have found the OU Arts and Humanities Forum to be one of the most intellectually stimulating, collaborative, and supportive spaces for humanistic scholars on our campus. The work we do as humanities scholars fosters badly needed critical thinking and promotes diversity, inclusion, and social justice not just for our students, but for our state and our society as a whole. As Faculty Director, I am honored to help amplify the impact of our outstanding humanities scholars here at OU.”