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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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Research Output

The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Byrd, J. A., Oct 2011, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 320 p. (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies; vol. 4)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • To hear the call and respond: Grounded relationalities and the spaces of emergence

    Byrd, J. A., Jan 1 2019, In : American Quarterly. 71, 2, p. 337-342 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Beast of America: Sovereignty and the wildness of objects

    Byrd, J. A., Jul 2018, In : South Atlantic Quarterly. 117, 3, p. 599-615 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, Capitalism

    Byrd, J. (ed.), Goldstein, A. (ed.), Melamed, J. (ed.) & Reddy, C. (ed.), Jun 2018, In : Social Text. 36, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

    Predatory Value: Economies of Dispossession and Disturbed Relationalities

    Byrd, J. A., Goldstein, A., Melamed, J. & Reddy, C., Jun 1 2018, In : Social Text. 36, 2, p. 1-18

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Critical Ethnic Studies (Journal)

    Jodi Byrd (Editorial board member)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity