Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities
Assistant Professor, English
School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2014, English
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
19th-century American literature; Native American and Indigenous literature and cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; queer Indigenous studies; Indigenous feminist theories; autobiography; Indian boarding school studies; settler colonialism
University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Davis
Department of English
“Queer Indigenous Feminism: Unsettling ‘Gender’ as a Decolonizing Methodology.” _Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West._ Ed. Susan Bernardin. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2021.
“‘Twins Twisted into One’: Recovering a Sovereign Erotic in _Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian_.” _American Quarterly_ Vol. 73, No. 1, forthcoming March 2021.
Review of _Authorized Agents: Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal_ by Frank Kelderman. _Transmotion_ Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020, 165-169.
Review of _Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories: Native American Women’s Autobiography_ by Annette Angela Portillo. _Western American Literature_ Vol. 54, No. 4, 2020. 443-445.
“Settler Colonialism.” _Oxford Bibliographies_ in "Literary and Critical Theory." Ed. Eugene O’Brien. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
"Recovering a Sovereign Erotic: Two-Spirit Writers 'Reclaim a Name for Ourselves.'" _Routledge Companion to Native American Literature_. Ed. Deborah Lea Madsen. London: Routledge, 2016. 84-94.
"Remembering Polingaysi: A Queer Recovery of _No Turning Back_ as a Decolonial Text." _Studies in American Indian Literatures_ 26.1 (2014): 54-80.
Review of _The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination_ by Mark Rifkin. _AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples_ 9.4 (2013): 375-377.
American Studies Association
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures