Associate Instructor (NAS 5)
Title of your dissertation: The notion of the body as a decolonization strategy in the novels of Leslie Marmon Silko and Louise Erdrich
Conference Presentations (Fall 2013- Spring 2014)
1) “Building Frameworks for Social Justice” at Ethnic Studies Conference, Mills College, April 2014 (with other students from Professor Susy Zepeda’s seminar Critical Feminist Methodologies: Building Frameworks for Social Justice in Fall 2013)
2) “Activism and Decolonization through Literature: The Case of Native American Literatures” at the 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Students Conference, held at UC Davis, April 2014.
Awards Received (Fall 2013- Spring 2014)
- Associate Instructor Award for 2013-2014
- Block Grant to work on dissertation during Summer 2014
I finished taking seminars in Winter 2014. Starting from Spring 2014, my focus is on reading and conducting research for my dissertation, in addition to teaching NAS 5.
What are you going to do this summer?
Upon receiving Block Grant for Summer 2014, I will focus entirely on completing the reading for my dissertation and working on the chapter on theoretical framework. Hopefully, I will also be able to write the first chapter on analysis.