EDUCATION

2012    Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2002    M.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2001    B.A. magna cum laude Anthropology and American Indian Studies
           University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


RESEARCH

Proposed Book Title: "More Than Words:Anishinaabe Revitalization Beyond Language"

Dissertation Title: “The Aesthetics and Politics of Ojibwe Language Revitalization”

Research areas:  Indigenous language revitalization, language ideology, American Indian sovereignty, representations of “primitivity” in art and literature, indigenous critical theory, Anishinaabeg studies, Native American studies, coloniality, sociolinguistics, language and identity


TRIBAL AFFILIATION

White Earth Anishinaabe, enrolled with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2016-2017
Visiting Fellow, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Cornell University

2016
Instructor, Cornell Prison Education Program, Cornell University

2015-2016
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

2012-2015    
Visiting Lecturer, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Washington

2012-2013   
Visiting Faculty, Reservation-Based, Community Determined Program—Peninsula College Site, The Evergreen State University

2011-2012   
Limited Term Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria

2010-2011    
Visiting Lecturer of Anthropology, Bowdoin College

2008 -2010   
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow and Lecturer, Bowdoin College

2001-2003   
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa

1999-2000   
Interim Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

OTHER POSITIONS

2006-2008  Field recordist and digital editor for Ojibwe Movies, Hayward, WI

2006          Interim Director, Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion Charter School, Hayward, WI

1996          Director, American Indian Student Cultural Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017
Anth 385 — Indigenous Représentations in Media, Wells College
FNIS 285 — Language, Culture, and Revitalization, Wells College

2016
Anthr 3479 — Language, Culture, and Thought, Cornell Prison Education Program

2014-2015
Anthr 2045 — American Indian Music in Context, Cornell University
Anthr 3045 — The Anthropology of Zombies, Cornell University

2013-2014   
AIS 102 — Survey of American Indian Studies, UW
AIS 110 — Musical Traditions of Native North America. UW
AIS 435 — Spiritual Encounters:  Native Spirituality in the Contact Era

2012-2013   
Reservation Based Community Determined Program: Foundations for Sustainable Tribal Nations
Fall Quarter:  Sovereignty and Indian Law
Winter Quarter:  Setting the Stage for Leadership: Voices of Empowerment, Inspiration and Transformation
Spring Quarter:  Reclaiming, Protecting and Practicing Sustainability

2012-2013   
AIS 475 C — Zombies and Indians, University of Washington
AIS 475 C — American Indian Language Ideologies, UW
AIS 110 – Musical Traditions of Native America, UW

2011-2012
Anth 393 A02 — Indigenous Representation in the Media, University of Victoria
Anth 393 A01 — Anthropology of Zombies, UVic
Anth 396 — Language, Metaphor, and Identity, UVic
Anth 393 — Natives, Art, and Stereotype, UVic

2009-2011
Anth 208 — Natives, Art, and Stereotype, Bowdoin College
Anth 203 — History of Anthropological Theory, Bowdoin College
Anth 242 — Language, Metaphor, and Identity, Bowdoin College

2002-2003   
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Anth 113:014 Language, Culture and Communication, University of Iowa

2001-2002   
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Anth 113:014 — Language, Culture and Communication; Anth 113:003 Introduction to the Study of Culture and Society, University of Iowa


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

"Popper is Dead; Long Live Popper?: The Rhymes Audience as Responsible Witness to Historical Trauma." Paper accepted for presentation at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2016. Panel title: "'What Do We Do Now, Boss?': Revenge and/or Reconciliation in Rhymes for Young Ghouls." In preparation for publication by the University of Calgary Press for a collection dedicated to the Barnaby film.

“The Opposite of Sacred is Prosaic, Not Profane: Language Ideology and Ojibwe Language Revitalization.” Colloquium given to the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 6, 2015.

“The Anthropology of Zombies:  Frontiers of the Reanimated West.”  Invited public lecture for The University of Oklahoma Anthropology Graduate Student Association, October 18, 2013.

“The Canary Effect (2010).”  Invited public presentation and discussion facilitator at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center.  Port Angeles, WA, October 12, 2013.

Invited speaker at the University of Washington Disorientation 2013 Un-Conference.  October 2, 2013.

“Idle Know More.”  Invited public presentation at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center.  Port Angeles, WA, May 16, 2013.

“Talking Dead: Zombies in 2010s Cinema & TV.”  Invited panelist at Western Washington University’s Vikingcon.  Bellingham, WA, May 11, 2013.

“Exploring ‘Pop’ in Indigenous Cultural Studies: the Novel, Aural, & Visual in Native Popular Culture.” A roundtable discussion at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Mohegan, CT, June 6, 2012.

“The Problem of Sacredness for Ojibwemowin.”  Presentation to the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Sacramento, CA, May 20, 2011.

“Misreading Migrant Mother in the Absence of Ethnic Flourish.”  Guest lecture to Anth 209: Anthropology Through Visual Media, University of Washington, March 3, 2011.

“Community Engagement Through Language Revitalization: A Perspective from Ojibwe Country.” Invited presentation to the University of Washington sponsored by Native American Students in Advanced Academia, June 3, 2010.

“The Avatarded Messiah: The Arrested Development of The Special White Guy Trope.”  Guest lecture to Gender and Women’s Studies 243: Russia's Others: Asian peoples of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Siberia, Bowdoin College, February 4, 2010.

“American Indian Boarding Schools as a Precursor to American Citizenship.”  Guest lecture to Education 221: Democracy’s Citadel: Education and Citizenship in America, Bowdoin College, March 31, 2009.

“Canals and Canons:  Not Quite Going With The Flow of Anthropological Theory.” Presented to Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 11, 2009.

“Indigenous Film, Invisible Actors.” Co-authored with Carol Warrior, University of Washington. Presented to Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 11, 2009.

“Adoption in Indian Country: ICWA as a Response to American Genocide.”  Presented to Bowdoin College, November 11, 2008.

“Tribal and Community Dialogues in Language Revitalization.” Invited presentation to the Third Annual National Congress of the American Indians Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum, Culture/Language Best Practices breakout session, June 3, 2008.

“The Place of Researchers Within Language Revitalization Efforts.” Presented to Intersecting Interests: Tribal Knowledge and Research Communities Conference, University of Montana, April 16, 2008.

“Let’s Make Language Revitalization More Empowering.” Presented to the Native American Students in Advanced Academia Symposium. University of Washington, April 4, 2008.

“Language Ideology and Language Learning: Implications for Ojibwe Language Teachers.” Presented to the Third Annual Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium. Held at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, May 17, 2007.

“Commentary: Treaties that dominate and literacy that empowers? I wish it were all in
Ojibwemowin.” Coauthored with Dr. Mary Hermes, University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37.4 (2006).

“The Ideological Work of Ojibwe Language Revitalization.” Invited presentation to the Michigan State University American Indian Studies symposium on Indigenous Language Revitalization and the Role of the Research University, October 19, 2005.

“From Internalized Oppression to Internalized Sovereignty: Ojibwemowin Performance and
Political Consciousness.” Studies in American Indian Literatures, 17.1 (2005).

“Book Review: Assimilation and Exoticism: The Dialectic of Diversity Management.” American Quarterly 57.2 (2005).

“Re-Reading America: An Indigenous Viewpoint Through Arts and Activism.” Invited presenter and discussant to the Rhetoric Class at the University of Iowa, April 22, 2003.

“From Internalized Oppression to Internalized Sovereignty: Ojibwemowin Performance and
Political Consciousness.”  Presented to the Consortium for Institutional Cooperation American Indian Studies Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, April 26, 2003.

“Visual Metaphor and the Political Economy of Ethnography: Practice Theory Will Eat
Itself.” Presentation at the Craft, Critique, Culture Conference at the University of Iowa, March 29, 2003.

“Sovereignty and Leadership: Ojibwemowin Performance and Service Consciousness.” MA
Presentation to the Department of Anthropology, May 11, 2002.

“American Indian Sovereignty: A Continuing Process of Self-Determination.” Presented to the American Indian and Native Studies Seminar at the University of Iowa, May 8, 2002.

“US Language Policy Against American Indians.” Presented to Language Culture, and Communication class at the University of Iowa, May 2, 2002.

“Ojibwe Language Continuation: Wiidookodaadidaa da-nitaa-anishinaabemotaadiyang.
Presentation of current efforts at Ojibwe language revitalization in Minnesota.”  Presented to the American Indian and Native Studies Program Seminar, September 26, 2001

“Foundations: The American Indian Student (Cultural) Center-Identity, Community, and
Ethnicity.” Presented to the Consortium for Institutional Cooperation American Indian Studies Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota, April 19-21, 2001.

“Culture at Play: Ideology as a Force in the Design and Implementation of Bantu Education—State Intentions, Political Resistance, and Popular Attitudes in the 40s and 50s.” MacArthur Program, July 12, 1996. Presented at MacArthur Symposia at the University of Minnesota and at Chicago State University.


INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

2013    “Indigenous Language Revitalization.”  Guest lecture to EDPSY 581: Indigenous Pedagogies at the University of Washington.  October 14, 2013.

2008-2010     Committee member, Wabanaki-Bowdoin-Bates-Colby Collaborative, an initiative to prepare Wabanaki youth for attendance to Maine colleges.

2000-2004    American Indian Student Association Representative for American Indian and Native Studies Program Steering Committee

2003     Moderator for Anthropological Perspectives panel at the James Jakobsen Graduate Student Forum, University of Iowa

2000     Graduate Student Representative on the Hiring Committee for American Indian and Native Studies Program at the University of Iowa

1996-1997    Student Representative on the Selection Committee for American Indian Studies Department Chairperson, University of Minnesota

1994-1997     Member of the Social Concerns Committee of University of Minnesota Senate

1994-1997     Member of the Twin Cities American Indian Advisory Committee, a State-mandated committee to directly advise the University President on matters concerning American Indian students, staff, and the community.

1994-1995     Commissioner on the All-Campus Elections Committee of the Minnesota Student Association.


PROFESSIONALLY RELATED COMMUNITY SERVICE

2013    Organizer/Facilitator, University of Washington Idle No More Teach-in, January 28, 2013

2012-2013    Member, Ojibwe Language Table in Seattle, WA

2012    Member, Ojibwe Language Table at the University of Victoria.

2011-2012    Member, Indigenous Studies Working Group, an association of faculty and graduate students at the University of Victoria.

2011        Anonymous reviewer, Wicazo Sa Review

2008-2010     Supporter, Native American Students Association, Bowdoin College

2006-2008     Parent representative to the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School Board

2003-2004     American Indian Student Association Powwow Committee

2001    American Indian Student Association Speaker at A Day of Prayer and Remembrance at the University of Iowa

2000-2005     Member of the University of Iowa American Indian Student Association

1996–1999     Volunteer Youth Mentor and Public Outreach presenter for the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office Get Ready! Program, helping 4th-8th grade, low income, first generation, and minority students and their parents to prepare academically and financially for higher education.

1994-1997     Advisory Board Member to the American Indian Student Cultural Center, serving as its Vice President from 1995-1996, and as Director in 1996

1995-1999     Member, Ojibwe Language Society. Duties included fundraising, curriculum development for community Ojibwe language classes; events coordination; and committing to learning impeccable Ojibwe language.

1995-1996     President of the American Indian Student Association, Inc. Duties included facilitating meetings, representing AISA, Inc. during AISA functions and grant proposal reviews, guiding fundraising efforts, programs and events management, and acting as a community liaison.

1994-1995     Treasurer of the American Indian Student Association, Inc. Duties included grant writing, account management, and oversight of a $25,000 budget. Served a second term in 1996-1997.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2008     Consortium for Faculty Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship, Bowdoin College

2003     First Prize for Paper and Presentation at the CIC American Indian Studies Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, Chicago, IL, April 26, 2003

2003     Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities

2003     University of Iowa Department of Anthropology Summer Research Grant to conduct ethnographic research in Wisconsin

2002     Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities

2001     University of Iowa Graduate Opportunities for Minorities Fellowship

2001     University of Iowa Department of Anthropology Travel Award to conduct
Ojibwe language research and study in Canada

2000     Iowa Fellowship, University of Iowa. For four years of predoctoral study

1997-1999  Ethel Curry Fellowship. Merit based scholarship for American Indian 3rd and 4th year college students at the University of Minnesota

1996-1997  John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Honors Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota