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  • I teach Native American Literature and Women's Studies, and I have additional research interests in Sustainability/Environmental Studies, Disability Studies, and Digital Humanities. With the help of students, Native American authors, and local colleagues, I edit the website dawnlandvoices.org, a digital literary magazine and archive of Native American literature from New England. The website emerged from a book I edited in 2014, _Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Writing from Indigenous New England_ (U of Nebraska P). At present I am finishing a book, also to be published with U of Nebraska, called _Sovereignty and Sustainability: Indigenous New England Literary Stewardship in the 20th and 21st Centuries_.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Mapping Indigenous L.AAmerican Quarterly.  70:941-948. 2018
    2018 SAIL: Fortieth Anniversary IssueStudies in American Indian Literatures.  30:VII-XI. 2018
    2018 What Indigenous Literature Can Bring to Electronic ArchivesBoundary 22018
    2017 FROM THE EDITORSStudies in American Indian Literatures.  29:VII-IX. 2017
    2017 The Continuing Circulations of New England's Tribal NewslettersAmerican Literary History.  29:418-437. 2017
    2016 Dawnland Voices 2.0: Sovereignty and Sustainability OnlinePMLA.  131:392-400. 2016
    2015 Bowman Books A Gathering Place for Indigenous New EnglandStudies in American Indian Literatures.  27:96-111. 2015
    2014 Digitizing Indigenous History: Trends and ChallengesJournal of Victorian Culture.  19:396-402. 2014
    2014 ENGLISH LETTERS AND INDIAN LITERACIES: READING, WRITING, AND NEW ENGLAND MISSIONARY SCHOOLS, 1750-1830Resources for American Literary Study.  37:299-302. 2014
    2013 "Traditionally, Disability Was Not Seen as Such"Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.  7:213-229. 2013
    2013 IntroductionJournal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.  7:123-140. 2013
    2012 IntroductionStudies in American Indian Literatures.  24:xi-xi. 2012
    2012 Rehabilitation Reservations: Native Narrations of Disability and CommunityDisability Studies Quarterly.  32:[no-pagination]. 2012
    2012 Rethinking Recognition: Mi'kmaq and Maliseet Poets Re-Write Land and CommunityMELUS.  37:15-34. 2012
    2012 SPECIAL ISSUE: INDIGENOUS NEW ENGLAND IntroductionStudies in American Indian Literatures.  24:XI-XVIII. 2012
    2011 Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New EnglandNew England Quarterly-A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters.  84:178-180. 2011
    2011 Passamaquoddy Ceremonial Songs: Aesthetics and SurvivalNew England Quarterly-A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters.  84:178-180. 2011
    2010 "All This/Is Abenaki Country" Cheryl Savageau's Poetic AwikhiganakStudies in American Indian Literatures.  22:1-25. 2010
    2007 Hidden treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice MarriottJournal of Southern History.  73:218-219. 2007
    2006 Ramona memories: Tourism and the shaping of southern California.American Historical Review.  111:1186-1187. 2006
    2005 Thank you, LaVonneStudies in American Indian Literatures.  17:106-106. 2005
    2004 The life and writings of Betsey Chamberlain: Native American mill worker.New England Quarterly-A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters.  77:672-675. 2004
    2002 Employing the local: A Penobscot modern in the Federal Writers' ProjectNew England Quarterly-A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters.  75:355-387. 2002
    2000 Allotment Protest and Tribal Discourse: Reading Wynema 's Successes and ShortcomingsAmerican Indian quarterly.  24:420-440. 2000
    2000 The 'How-To' and Its Hazards in a Moment of Institutional ChangeProfession.  164-177. 2000
    1997 American Indian Intellectuals in the Era of Assimilation: Victoria Howard's Oral NarrativesNorthwest Review.  35:46-56. 1997
    1997 Victoria Howard (c.1865-1930)Legacy.  14:51-58. 1997
    1997 Victoria Howard (c.1865-1930) + American Indian women's literatureLegacy.  14:51-57. 1997
    1994 A ZUNI-RACONTEUR-DONS-THE-JUNCO-SHIRT, GENDER AND NARRATIVE STYLE IN THE STORY OF COYOTE AND JUNCOAmerican literature; a journal of literary history, criticism and bibliography.  66:223-238. 1994


    Year Title
    2017 Blind Indians Kateri Tekakwi:tha and Joseph Amos's Visions of Indigenous Resurgence.  269-289. 2017
    2016 From Colonialism to Postcolonialism and Contemporary Empire.  393-405. 2016
    2015 Indigenizing Wikipedia Student Accountability to Native American Authors on the World's Largest Encyclopedia.  33-45. 2015

    Teaching Activities

  • Surv/Native Am Wmn Act/Culture Taught course 2019
  • Graduate Study of Literature Taught course 2018
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2018
  • English Major Internship Taught course 2017
  • English Major Internship Taught course 2017
  • Honors/First-Year Writing Taught course 2017
  • American Indian Literature\Hon Taught course 2017
  • Sem/20th C American Literature Taught course 2017
  • Intro to Lit and Cult of Race Taught course 2016
  • Cyborgs, Avatars, & Feminists Taught course 2015
  • Graduate Study of Literature Taught course 2015
  • American Indian Literature Taught course 2015
  • Graduate Study of Literature Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Siobhan Senier