Native American Scholarship and the Transnational Turn

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Robert Warrior


The term transnational has had a strong impact in various corners of literary and cultural studies over the past decade, but is only now emerging as a significant category of analysis among Native American writers and critics and in Native American Studies. This essay grew out of a specific attempt to make some sense of why so many Native scholars in literary studies have steered clear of discourse on the transnational. It aims to provide a deeper understanding of how criticism fits into larger constellations of ethnic studies, politics, and culture.

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Critical Indigenous Theory (Peer Reviewed)
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Robert Warrior, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Robert Warrior is a citizen of the Osage Nation, which is located inside the boundaries of Oklahoma in the United States. He is the author or coauthor of four books and is director of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA).