Maureen Konkle

Associate Professor
221 Tate
Areas of Study: 
American Literature to 1914
Modern and Contemporary Literature
Native American Studies
Research and Teaching: 

Settler Colonial Studies and Native literature

Maureen Konkle specializes in settler colonial studies, 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. Her historical study of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and her family, "Our Indian Relations: The Johnston Family in Michigan, 1790-1890," is currently under review.


PhD 1997, University of Minnesota

Select Publications: 
  • Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827-1863 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004)
  • "Indigenous Ownership and the Emergence of U.S. Liberal Imperialism," American Indian Quarterly 35.3 (2008): 297-323.
  • "Recovering Jane Schoolcraft's Activism in the Nineteenth Century." The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literatures, edited by James M. Cox and Daniel Heath Justice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.