Department of American Studies

Research and Publications

 

 
  CONFERENCE ORGANIZER
   
Guest Speaker Co-Organizer, "Recovering Indigenous Women's Histories: The Case of Hawai'i," by Dr. Noenoe Silva, University of New Mexico, November 2006
   

Conference Organizer and Conference Website Designer, "Crossings of Breath: Indigenous & Black Relations in North America," University of New Mexico, November, 2005

   
  SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
   
"Eating Food, Digesting Words: Indigenous Narratives and the Epistemology of Food," Canadian Indigenous and Native Studies Association Conference, Department of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan and Department of Indigenous Studies, First Nations University of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 2007
   
"An Indigenous Epistemology of Food: Lessons in Being Hospitable and Human," Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS): Knowledge that Matters, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 2007
   
Invited Panelist, "UNM Native Faculty Perspectives on the Academy," University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 2006
   

"Eating Food, Digesting Words: Indigenous Mothering Activities and Food," Sequoyah Research Center Symposium, Little Rock, AR, October 2006

   
"Indigenous Customary Law and Murder in Zitkala-Sas 'The Trial Path'," Native American Literature Symposium, Mt. Pleasant, MI, April 2006
   
Invited Panelist: Roundtable Discussion, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Voice and Culture," UNM English Department's Writing Across Communities Symposium, Fall 2005
   

Panel moderator: Society of Native American Graduate Students, "Utilizing Graduate Education for Native Activism," Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Conflict, Resistance & Peace Making, University of New Mexico International Education Symposium, November2005

   
"Indigenous Narratives of Survivance" WIPCE (World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education), Hamilton, Aotearoa (New Zealand), November 2005
   

"Refiguring Indian Blood through Poetry, Photography and Performance Art," Sequoyah Research Center Symposium, Little Rock, AR, October 2005

   

"Theorizing Womanhood Across Racial Divides: Integrating Black and Red"; Indigenous Women and Feminism: Culture, Activism, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2005

   

"Indigenous Women and Feminism: Culture, Activism, Politics," 4th Annual Hawaii Intl. Conference on Social Sciences, Waikiki, HI, June 2005

   

"Indigenous Women and Black Feminist Thought: Creating Alliances"; Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, April 2005

   

"An Extreme Need to Tell the Truth: Silence and Language in Sherman Alexie's 'The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire'"; Southwest Texas PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2005

   

"Refiguring Indian Blood through Poetry, Photography and Performance Art," Panel Session: Indigenous Encounters as Sites of Ethnic Re/production; MLA Conference; Philadelphia, PA, December 2004

   

"An Extreme Need to Tell the Truth: Sherman Alexie's 'The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire'," Sequoyah Research Center Symposium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, October 2004

   

"Interrogating Borders in the Work of Leslie Marmon Silko." Sequoyah Research Center Symposium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  November 2003

   

"Law, Land, and Sacred Space in the Poetry of Simon Ortiz." Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Sixth Annual Conference, Cardozo Law School, New York. March 2003

   

"A Road Without Borders in a Border Patrol State: American Indian Literary and Political Challenges to Border Policies." Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association-American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM.  February 2003

   

"A Road Without Borders in a Border Patrol State."  Caminos sin Fronteras: Culture, Commerce, and Community on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.  October 2002

   
  INVITED SPEAKER

"The Job Search," sponsored by Minority Engineering Summer Bridge Program, Summer 2005

   

"Applying to Graduate School," sponsored by Minority Engineering Summer Bridge Program, Summer 2005

   

"Native American Creation Stories," UNM University Honors Forum, Spring 2005

   

"Civil Rights vs. Treaty Rights," English 540 (Instructor: Dr. Michelle Kells), Spring 2005

   

"The Academic Job Search," Sponsored by PMGC (Peer Mentoring for Graduate Students of Color), University of New Mexico, Spring 2004

   
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