MemberMargaret A. Noodin

…e Concepts of Sustainability” in Narratives of Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments: An Edited Collection edited by Jane Halady and Scott Hicks. Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2017. Noodin, M., & Sheldon, S.

“Waasamodibaajibiigemaazoying: Bright Lines of Story in Song” in Studies in American Indian Literatures, 29(1), 88-99, 2017.

“Language Revitalization, Anishinaabemowin, and Erdrich’s The Birchbark House Series.” Frontiers in American Children’s Literature. Eds. Dorothy Clark and Linda Salem. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

“Aki: The Spirit of the Land …

I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where I also serve at the Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. I am also Book Review Editor for the journal, Studies in American Indian Literature, and Co-Editor of the annual volume, Papers of the Algonquian Conference. My primary research and writing centers on language revitalization and creative use of Anishinaabemowin. I am especially interested in working in digital environments to teach and entertain.  My poems have been published in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Poetry Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Water Stone Review, and Yellow Medicine Review.  To see and hear current projects visit

MemberMalea Powell

I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University as well as a faculty member in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. I am lead researcher for the Digital Publishing Lab at MSU, director of the Cultural Rhetorics Consortium, editor-in-chief of constellations: a journal of cultural rhetorics, past chair of the CCCC, and editor emerita of SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures. A widely published scholar and poet, my current book project, This Is A Story, examines the continuum of indigenous rhetorical production in North America, from beadwork to alphabetic writing. I am an unenrolled mixed-blood of Indiana Miami, Eastern Shawnee, and Euroamerican ancestry. In my spare time, I hang out with eccentric Native women artists & poets, and do beadwork.  

MemberChristina Boyles

…hors: Christina Boyles, Anne Cong-Huyen, Carrie Johnston, Jim McGrath, and Amanda Phillips.

“Making and Breaking: Teaching Information Ethics through Curatorial Practice.” Digital Humanities Quarterly. 12.4 (2018).

“In Deep Water: Mapping Silko’s Discussion of Water Scarcity in the Southwest.”
Studies in American Indian Literatures. 30.2 (Fall 2018).

“Water is Life: Ecologies of Writing and Indigeneity.” Studies in American Indian Literatures. 30.2 (Fall 2018). Authors: Christina Boyles and Hilary Wyss….

Christina Boyles is an Assistant Professor of Culturally-engaged Digital Humanities in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. She is the founder of the Hurricane Memorial project and is the co-founder of the Makers by Mail project. Her research explores the relationship between surveillance, social justice, and the environment. Her published work appears in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in the Digital Humanities, American Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures, The Southern Literary Journal, The South Central Review, and Plath Profiles.