Apr 11 2017

Introducing the OSI 2017 Faculty: Sabine N. Meyer

Posted at 6:00 pm under Convener '17

As the first convener in this series, we would like to introduce Osnabrück’s own Sabine N. Meyer. Together with Beth Piatote she will convene Workshop 3Real and Performative Properties: Competing Claims to Citizenship, Indigeneity, and Land.” Currently, she is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies at Osnabrück University, Germany. Between April 2015 and March 2016, she was also a fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” at Bonn.

Meyer’s research focuses on social movements, migration and identity in United States history, representations of Native Americans in American popular culture, as well as the intersections of law and Native American literature. Her publications include articles on the teaching of U.S. history in German universities (Journal of American History (2010)), on Native American literature and the transnational turn (Transnational American Studies, ed. Udo Hebel (Winter, 2012)), and on representations of Native Americans in literature, television, and film (e.g., Eighteenth-Century Studies (2016), Ethnoscripts, zkmb (2013), Provincializing the United States, eds. Ursula Lehmkuhl et al. (Winter, 2014)). Her book, We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015. Meyer is also co-editor of the monograph series Routledge Research in Transnational Indigenous Perspectives.

She has published widely on Native American literature and the law (e.g., Native American Survivance, Memory, and Futurity: The Gerald Vizenor Continuum, ed. Birgit Däwes, Alexandra Hauke (Routledge, 2017); Law & Literature (2016), Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, ed. Deborah L. Madsen (Routledge, 2015), Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Indigenous Studies: Native North America in (Trans)Motion, ed. Sabine N. Meyer et al. (Routledge, 2015)). Meyer is just finishing her second book, “Visions of Peoplehood and Indigenous Futurity in Native American Removal Literature.”

Sabine N. Meyer received numerous research grants, awards, and scholarships. She was a participant of “Erstklassig!” – a program geared toward promoting outstanding young scholars – at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster. Moreover, she received the award for the best dissertation in the field of Historical Cultural Studies 2009/10 at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, and was nominated for the Hans Mühlenhoff teaching award at the University of Osnabrück in 2014. She has recently been nominated by the University Osnabrück for the “Wissenschaftspreis Niedersachsen 2016” (Scientific Award the 2016 for the Federal State of Lower Saxony). Her research has been funded by the Cusanuswerk and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Since April 2016, she has pursued her own research project “From Removal to Indigenism: Property Discourses in Native American Removal Literature” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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