Kyle Bladow is Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Northland College. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Northern Michigan University and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada, Reno. He studies the ways in which literature informs our connections to land and water, how stories influence our interactions with the more-than-human world. His current work examines grassroots environmental justice activists and artists, their depictions of environments, and how these depictions support solidarity among diverse groups. This inquiry has led him to study how Indigenous knowledge and worldviews engage current theoretical trends reappraising materiality (e.g., material ecocriticism, material feminism). Dr. Bladow's other research interests include queer ecology, sustainable foodways, and 20th/21st-century American literature.
Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Northern Center (formerly the University Center), Ballroom 1
Northern Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855