Maureen Konkle

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

Native Studies and American Literature

Maureen Konkle specializes in Native 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. 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."


PhD 1997, University of Minnesota

Select Publications: 
  • "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)
Awards and Honors: 
  • Provost's Research Leave, 2010-2011
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the Newberry Library, Chicago, 2002-2003