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Distingished Professor of American Studies

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

GERALD VIZENOR is Distinguished Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico.  He is the author of more than twenty books on native histories, critical studies, literature, and poetry including The People Named the Chippewa, and Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance.

He received the American Book Award for his novel Griever: An American Monkey King in China. His most recent books are Fugitive Poses: Native American Scenes of Absence and Presence, Wordarrows: Native States of Literary Sovereignty; two novels, Chancers, and Hiroshima Bugi, a narrative poem, Bear Island: The War at Sugar Point, and Almost Ashore, selected poems.

Professor Vizenor received an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Macalester College, and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association. Other honors include the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Literary Laureate, Honorary Literary Award from the San Francisco Public Library; and the Lifetime Literary Achievement Award, Native Writer's Circle of the Americas. He is series editor of Native Storiers: American Narratives at the University of Nebraska Press, and Native Traces at the State University of New York Press. 

Courses: The Atomic Bomb: Los Alamos to Hiroshima; Native American Literature, History and Art; Human Rights and Genocide


Native Liberty, essays, University of Nebraska Press, to be published 2009.

Native Storiers, edited, University of Nebraska Press, to be published 2009

Des Nouvelles des Indiens d’Amérique du Nord, French translation of Native Storiers, introductory essay and editor, Éditions Métailié, Paris, 2008.


Survivance: Narratives of Native Presence, edited essays, University of Nebraska Press, 2008.


Father Meme, a novel, University of New Mexico, 2008.


Crâneurs, French translation of Chancers, Éditions du Rocher, Paris, 2007.


Literary Chance:  Essays on Native American Survivance, Biblioteca Javier Coy d’studis nord-americans, Universitat de Valencia, España, 2007.


Almost Ashore: Selected Poems, Salt Publishing, Cambridge, England, 2006.


Bear Island: The War at Sugar Point, University of Minnesota Press, 2006. 


The Trickster of Liberty:  Native Heirs to a Wild Baronage, University of Oklahoma Press, February, 2005.  


Hiroshima Bugi: Atomu 57, University of Nebraska Press, November 2003.


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