MemberJaquetta Shade-Johnson

Dr. Jaquetta Shade-Johnson is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where she teaches courses in rhetoric and composition, Indigenous literature, digital storytelling, and Native American and Indigenous studies. Her research at the intersections of cultural rhetorics, Indigenous studies, and environmental humanities is primarily focused on how Indigenous communities make meaning through rhetorical, embodied, and storied relationships with the land. She currently serves as chair of the 2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Nominating Committee, in addition to serving on the editorial collective as a founding editor for Spark: a 4C4Equality Journal, a digital, open-access, peer-reviewed journal addressing activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies.

MemberAshley Caranto Morford

…am, University of Toronto (Canada) | Dissertation: Settler Filipino Kinship Work: Being Better Relations within Turtle Island | Committee: Alexandra Gillespie (supervisor); Jennifer Adese; Jeffrey Ansloos; Tania Aguila-Way

MA (2014): English Literature, Simon Fraser University (Canada)

BA with Distinction (2013): Double Major in English Literature and Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University (Canada)…
With Jeffrey Ansloos and David Gaertner, editors. #NativeTwitter: Indigenous Networks of Relations and Resistance. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Forthcoming. 140,000 words.
With Jeffrey Ansloos. “Reading #NativeTwitter: A Qualitative Study of Indigenous Language Twitteratures.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal (NAIS). Forthcoming. 13,000 words.
With Jeffrey Ansloos. “Indigenous sovereignty in digital territory: a qualitative study on land-based relations with #NativeTwitter.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. 2021. 12 pages.
With Arun Jacob and Kush Patel. “Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed: Futurities, Imaginings,…

Dr. Ashley Caranto Morford (she/her) is a diasporic Filipina-British settler scholar and educator whose work is accountable to and in relationship with Indigenous studies, Filipinx/a/o studies, critical race studies, anti-colonial methods and praxis, and digital humanities. She is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Coaquannock (colonially called Philadelphia). Ashley’s current research asks how literature by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) writers can help settler Filipinx/a/os understand how to be better and more accountable kin and relations to Black and Indigenous communities in colonially called North America.

MemberCourtney Berger

I’ve been at Duke University Press since 2003, and I acquire books across the humanities and social sciences. My key areas of acquisition include: social and political theory, transnational American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, critical ethnic studies, environmental humanities, science and technology studies, media studies, literary studies, and geography.

MemberIgnacio Carvajal Regidor

I am a PhD Candidate at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin.   I am interested in Literary and Cultural Studies, Critical Indigenous Studies, and Indigenous Languages. My research focuses on indigenous writing, coloniality, and Mesoamerican literature and civilization. As Indigenous Languages GRA at LLILAS Benson, I have developed Chqeta’maj le qach’ab’al K’iche’! (Let’s learn K’iche’!) The first open resource online course of Maya K’iche’, available at