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Jodi A. Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she is also a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Research Interests

Critical Indigenous studies and governance, critical technology studies, indigenous feminisms and sexualities.

American Indian Studies, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Post-Colonial, Science, Technology, and Digital Media, Theory & Criticism


Indigenous critical theory, settler colonial studies, postcolonial literatures, videogame studies, critical technology studies, Indigenous feminisms, queer Indigenous studies

Course List

  • ENGL 253: Topics in Lit and New Media
  • ENGL 265: Intro to American Indian Literature
  • ENGL 285: Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 301: Critical Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL 460: Literatures of Indigenous Peoples;
  • NGL 581: Indigenous Critical Theory
  • AIS 101: Introduction to American Indian Studies
  • AIS 430: Indigenous Governance
  • AIS 503: #indigenous
  • GWS: 459: Postcolonial Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism
  • GWS 495: Indigenous Gender and Sexuality


PhD English, University of Iowa, 2002


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