AboutI 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.
EducationPhD in English (Rhetoric & Critical Theory), Miami University, 1998
MA in English (Rhetoric & Composition), Miami University, 1994
BA in English, Indiana University at Kokomo, 1992