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Dr. Robert Warrior

Departments of English and American Studies
Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, room 3110


Robert Warrior is the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas and a member/citizen of the Osage Nation. He is the author of Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions (University of Minnesota Press, 1995) and The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), and coauthor of Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (New Press, 1996), American Indian Literary Nationalism (University of New Mexico Press, 2008), and Reasoning Together: the Native Critics Collective (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009). He is past president of the American Studies Association and was the founding president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2009-10). He currently co-edits Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISA’s journal) and the Indigenous Americas series at the University of Minnesota Press. Before moving to the University of Kansas, he taught at Stanford, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Illinois.


Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary

M.Phil, Union Theological Seminary

M.A., Religion, Yale University Divinity School

B.A., Speech Communication, Pepperdine University

Selected Publications

Warrior, R. (12/03/2017). Away from Home: Indigeneity in Global American Studies. American Studies in the Age of Globalization: Past, Present, and Future. An International Forum on American Studies. Beijing Foreign Studies University. Beijing, China Warrior, R. (10/20/2017). Away from Home: Indigeneity in Transnational American Studies. The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations, and Cross-Cultural Comparisons (Conference Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Graduate School of North American Studies). John F. Kennedy Institute, Frei Universitat, Berlin, Germany Warrior, R. (01/08/2017). American Studies Away from Home: Indigeneity's Challenges and Provocations. Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park: The Arab Spring and the De-Centering of American Studies. Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Doha, Qatar Warrior, R. (11/17/2016). Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are. Presidential Address, 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. Denver, CO Warrior, R. (10/18/2016). Home and Not Home: Indigeneity, Radical Inclusivity, and the American Future . 4th Annual Richard Slotkin Lecture. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Selected Work

Home/Not Home: An American Studies Art Exhibit, Centennial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, United States. 2016

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