MemberLéna Remy-Kovach

My name is Léna Remy-Kovach. I am a Ph.D. Student in North American Indigenous Literatures at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, in Germany. I study the notions of healing and (re)conciliation in contemporary Horror and Gothic Indigenous novels. My current projects include the imagery of hunger and cannibalism in contemporary Native horror literature, the commodification of Native American monsters in Horror television series, and the use of traditional Euro-American creatures and tropes in modern Horror by Indigenous writers from Turtle Island.

MemberHo'esta Mo'e'hahne

Ho’esta’s research examines the representational politics of Indigeneity, settler imperialism, and sexuality in North America. Ho’esta is at work on a book project that reads multi-ethnic literature, cinema, and visual and sonic cultures connected to Los Angeles and considers how the contemporary cultural politics of multi-racial, urban settler colonialism are shaped by historical and ongoing anti-Indigenous violence in the region. Ho’esta works at the intersections of Indigenous critical theory, feminist and queer theory, decolonial thought, literary, cinema, and cultural studies as well as transnational settler-colonial studies.  

Memberjemuel jr barrera garcia

jemuel is a Filipino 4th year Ph.D. Candidate in Critical Dance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Southeast Asian Studies at UCR. He is a fellow of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Gluck Program of the Arts. His choreography weaves his passion for dance, music, storytelling, theater, and comics. As a transdisciplinary mover, his works were performed in countries like the USA, Thailand, Japan, Germany, and Spain. His research foregrounds an Indigenous-centered, decolonial, and transpacific dance studies lens to nuance the intercultural convergent experience of Filipino Indigenous communities and folk dance companies in the homeland and the diaspora.

MemberJosephine Olufunmilayo Alexander

I am an experienced English language lecturer who has taught for over three decades in Nigeria, Swaziland, Namibia and now in South Africa, in the Department of English Studies at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. My research interests include theoretical and applied linguistics, language and technology, literature, literacy, sociolinguistics, onomastics and indigenous language documentation and preservation. I am passionate about the teaching and learning of English in a second language context and the usage of Owé, my indigenous language, on social media and networks. I have authored a book based on my Ph. D thesis titled Pronominal Co-reference in Educated Nigerian English Usage: A Study in Error Analysis. 

MemberTarren Andrews

…“Can a Critical Indigenous Approach to Medieval Studies Defang the Alt-Right?” | Native American and Indigenous Studies Association | May 2018 | Los Angeles, CA…

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Medievalists of Color
New Chaucer Society
Medieval Academy of America
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Ph.D, English Literature, ~2022

University of Colorado, Boulder
Medieval European Literature, Critical Indigenous Studies, Digital Humanities

M.A, English Literature, 2015

University of Montana
Later Medieval Dream Vision Literature, Death and Mourning, Community Networks, Materiality, Affect

“The Ethics of Mourning: The Role of Material Culture and Public Politics in the Book of the Duchess and the Pearl Poem”

B.A., English Literature, 2013

University of Montana
Critical Theory, Medieval and Classical Literature

“Christian Transformations of Ovidian Pride in Dante’s Divine Comedy“

MemberMegan Vallowe

My research takes an intersectional approach to Indigenous Literature of the Western Hemisphere, while my teaching more broadly emphasizes race and gender across literary periods and locales. My book project, “Indigenous Women’s Resistance in 19th Century Popular Media,” examines the biopolitics of Indigenous women’s manipulation of settler-colonial rhetorics in the long 19th century. When teaching, I encourage students to find their own voices through intersectional discussions of texts that demonstrate the rich diversity of American literature. My courses rely on discussion-based pedagogy that allows students to discover their voices, critically engage with texts, and take ownership of their education.

MemberLaura J. Beard

…Modern Language Association
International Autobiography Association
International Autobiography Association, Chapter of the Americas
Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
Phi Beta Kappa

Inter-American literature, life narratives, women writers of the Americas, Indigenous literatures and cultures, stories and storyworlds, nation and narration, gender, equity, diversity and inclusion in postsecondary education.

MemberNatasha Bailey

I am a cultural and gender historian, whose work focuses primarily on indigenous Nahua women in central Mexico during the early colonial period (early C16-mid C17). In my doctoral research I look at the participation of Nahua women in producing and selling the alcoholic beverage pulque and how their domination of the trade offered opportunities to negotiate their social position within a colonial state. My doctoral project brings together scholarship from gender history, indigenous history and drinking studies, pursuing an innovative methodology that combines source materials in Spanish, Nahuatl and visual languages.