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Channette Romero

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Associate Professor of Literature

Associate Professor, specializes in Indigenous literatures and film. Her teaching and research interests include Native literature and film, gender studies, and LGBT2SQ+ literature. She is the author of Activism and the American Novel:  Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color (University of Virginia Press).  Her current book project, Framing Native Flicks: Genre and Indigenous North American Cinema, is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press. It explores the way Indigenous filmmakers appropriate the genres that have been especially egregious in disseminating destructive stereotypes about Native peoples (horror, science fiction, animation, Westerns, and sports movies) for Indigenous ends.


Professor Romero's recent essays include "Centering Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Futurisms" forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of CoFuturisms (2022), “The Potential (and Pitfalls) of Activist Filmmaking: Indigenous Women’s Activism in The Spirit of Annie Mae,” Visualities II: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art (2019), and “Performing Cherokee Masculinity in The Doe Boy,” Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture (2019).


Recent classes include "Indigenous Film and Media," "Native Women Writers and Filmmakers," and "Southeastern Native Literature and Film."

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