Apr 12 2017

Introducing the OSI 2017 Faculty: Beth Piatote

Posted at 6:00 pm under archived,Convener '17

As we just posted information on our first convener, Sabine N. Meyer, today we want to introduce her co-convener in Workshop 3Real and Performative Properties: Competing Claims to Citizenship, Indigeneity, and Land,” Beth Piatote. She is associate professor of Native American Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Department of Linguistics and the American Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include Native American/Aboriginal literature and federal Indian law in the United States and Canada, American literature, and Nez Perce language and literature.

Her first book, Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature (Yale, 2013) received an MLA book prize, and her scholarly essays and short fiction have appeared in journals such as American Quarterly, American Literary History, Kenyon Review, and SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures, as well as various anthologies. She is co-editor, with Chadwick Allen, of The Society of American Indians and Its Legacies, a joint special issue of American Indian Quarterly and SAIL (summer 2013).  Piatote received her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. Currently, she is completing a volume of short fiction, Beading Lesson and Other Stories, and at work on a second scholarly monograph, A Sense of Autonomy: Native American Literature and the Legal Imaginary. She is also working with the Department of Linguistics to create an on-line dictionary and text corpus in Nez Perce, and is committed to indigenous language continuity and revitalization efforts.

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