PhD 1997, University of Minnesota
Settler colonialism, Native and Indigenous Studies, and American Literature
Maureen Konkle specializes in settler colonialism, with emphasis on nineteenth-century Native writing and Native intellectual history since the European colonization of North America. She has published articles in American Indian Quarterly, American Literature, and Western American Literature; her book Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography 1827-1863 is available from the University of North Carolina Press. She is at work on a historical study of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and her family called "Our Indian Relations: The Johnston Family in Michigan, 1790-1890."
Provost's Research Leave, 2010-2011
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the Newberry Library, Chicago, 2002-2003
"Indigenous Ownership and the Emergence of U.S. Liberal Imperialism," American Indian Quarterly 32.3 (Summer 2008).
Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827-1863 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004) www.uncpress.unc.edu