Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
I teach and write about cultural histories of colonialism and anticolonialism, paying special attention to Indigenous literary and visual arts modernisms, poetics, and the environmental humanities. My first book, Against Extration: Indigenous Modernisms in the Twin Cities (Duke University Press, 2024) traces a tradition of Ojibwe anticolonial literary production that emerges in opposition and proximity to infrastructures of extractive colonialism in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I'm at work on a second book project, a cultural history of colonial water seizure in Turtle Island and Palestine that is normalized via management and remediaiting discourses of drought. That project is tentatively titled Drought: Scenes from a Colonial History.
Native American & Indigenous Studies
- B.A. Carleton College
- M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Against Extraction: Indigenous Modernisms in the Twin Cities, Duke University Press, 2024.
Essays and Reviews
"Sanctuary and the Colonial Politics of Protection," in Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Environment, eds. Sarah Ensor and Scotti Parish (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022): 189-203.
"Still Thinking," PMLA, Volume 136, Issue 1, January 2021, pp. 132-138.
"Climate at the Threshold," Antipode Online, 2018.
"Toxic Recognition: Coloniality and Ecocritical Attention," in Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field, eds. Angela Hume and Gillian Osborne (Iowa City: Iowa University Press, 2018): 145-168.
"Reading Vulnerably: Indigeneity and the Scale of Harm," in Anthropocene Reading, eds. Jesse Oak Taylor and Tobias Menely, (Univesrity Park: Penn State Press, 2017): 184-208.
Review of Whereas, 4Columns, 2017.