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Joshua D. Miner, PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of the Arts - Film and Media Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6299
Summerfield Hall
Room 118C
University of Kansas
1300 Sunnyside Ave. Suite 230
Lawrence, KS 66045


Joshua D. Miner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies. He received graduate degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Iowa, where his research focused on interactions between the organizational media of U.S./Canadian bureaucracy and Native/First Nations activist film, visual art, and new media. Since coming to KU, he has taught courses in documentary film & media, digital media studies, Native/Indigenous film & media, and tactical and activist media.

Joshua began his work in Native U.S./Canadian film, Indigenous media theory, and critical health studies. His recent projects have explored how Native new media artists engage in public health advocacy via social media networks, including how these projects generate new protocols for Indigenous content creation and social mobilization. At present, he is at work researching tactical practices in cybercartography and Indigenous game design.

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Iowa

M.A., Linguistics, University of North Texas

Teaching Interests

  • Global Indigenous film & media
  • Activist media studies
  • Digital media and culture
  • Transmedia studies
  • Documentary film & media
  • Video game studies
  • Emerging cinema

Research Interests

  • Native U.S./Canadian film & digital media
  • Indigenous media theory
  • Tactical and activist media
  • Transmedia studies
  • Social and participatory media
  • Computational media & design
  • Embodied media interaction
  • Critical health studies

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Natives @ KU Social
meet others in the Native American community at KU
Tuesday, February 20 | 5-6:30 p.m.
Summerfield Hall Rm 201, 1300 Sunnyside Ave
Snacks will be provided

*Safe zone Training + Cultural Workshop + Panel 
Wednesday, February 21 | 11a.m.-1p.m. 
Curtis Hall Rose RM

Keeping Implicit Bias in Mind with Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Professor of Law at University of California Los Angeles
Thursday, February 22 | 7-8 p.m.
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street Lawrence, KS 66046

*Drag Show  
Friday, February 23 | 6-8 p.m. 
Haskell Auditorium 

*First Ever Haskell Two Spirit Powwow 
Saturday, February 24 | 2 p.m.-Midnight 
Tecumseh Hall 

*Part of Haskell Two Spirit Celebration Month. All events located at Haskell Indian Nations University and all events free and open to the public. 

Haskell Indian Nations University: 3rd Annual Celebration of Life Round Dance
Tecumseh Hall
Saturday, March 3
Dinner served at 6 p.m., Singing begins at 7 p.m. 

KU Law's 22nd Annual Tribal Law & Government Conference: Tribal-State Collaborations: Advantages & Obstacles
Friday, March 9 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
KU School of Law, 1535 W. 15th Street, Lawrence, KS
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
law.ku.edu/collaborations
5 hours CLE pending in KS & MO ($50 fee)

Frank Waln, Sicangu Lakota Hip-Hop Artist, in Concert
Friday, March 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
$25 adults | $14 students/youth
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KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival
Saturday, March 31 | Begins at noon
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
Free and open to the public
Presented by the KU First Nations Student Association in partnership with the Lied Center of Kansas, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Office of Diversity and Equity and KU Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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