Jodi A. Byrd

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Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and English

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • indigenous feminisms, settler colonial studies, videogame studies, critical technology studies



  • The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2011.

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Book Contributions

  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Loving Unbecoming: The Queer Politics of the Transitive Native." Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. . Ed. Joanne Barker. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

  • Byrd, Jodi A. "American Indian Transnationalisms." The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literatures. . Ed. Yogita Goyal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 174–189.

  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Mind the Gap: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Antinomies of Empire." The Anomie of the Earth: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas. . Ed. Frederico Luisetti, John Pickles, and Wilson Kaiser. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 119–136.

  • "Red Dead Conventions: American Indian Transgeneric Fictions." The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. . Ed. James H. Cox and Daniel H. Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 344–357.

  • "Waikiki Wedding." Seeing Red--Hollywood's Pixeled Skins. . Ed. LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013. 167–171.

  • "The Stories We Tell: American Indian Women's Writing and the Persistence of Tradition." The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature. . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 11–29.

  • "(Post)Colonial Plainsongs: Toward Native Literary Worldings." Unlearning the Language of Conquest. . Ed. Don T. Jacobs. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006. 82-92.

Journal Articles

  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Still Waiting for the 'Post' to Arrive: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and the Imponderables of American Indian Postcoloniality." Wicazo Sa 31.1 (2016): 75–89.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "'Do They Not Have Rational Souls:' Consolidation and Sovereignty in Digital New Worlds." Settler Colonial Studies (2015): 1–15.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "A Return to the South." American Quarterly 66.3 (2014): 609–620.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Arriving on a Different Shore: US Empire at Its Horizons." College Literature 41.1 (2014): 174–181.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Indigeneity's Difference: Methodology and the Structures of Sovereignty." J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2.1 (2014): 137–142.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Tribal 2.0: Digital Natives, Political Players, and the Power of Stories." Studies in American Indian Literatures 26.2 (2014): 55–64.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "Follow the Typical Signs: Settler Sovereignty and its Discontents." Settler Colonial Studies 4.2 (2013): 1–4.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "'Been to the Nation, Lord, But I Couldn't Stay There:' American Indian Sovereignty and the Incommensurability of the Internal." Interventions 13.1 (2011): 31–52.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "'In the City of Blinding Lights:' Cultural Studies, Indigeneity, and the Affect of Colonialist Nostalgia." Cultural Studies Review 15.2 (2009): 13-28.
  • Byrd, Jodi A., and Katarina Heyer. "Introduction: International Discourses of Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities." Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 33.1 (2008): 1-5.
  • Byrd, Jodi A. "'Living My Native Life Deadly:' Red Lake, Ward Churchill, and the Discourses of Competing Genocides." American Indian Quarterly 31.2 (2007): 310-332.


  • Rev. of Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for global Native literary studies, by Chadwick Allen. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 15.1 (2014):
  • "Beautiful Betrayals and Affective Resistances: A Review of Recent Scholarship Towards Global Liberation." Rev. of Affective Communities; Aloha Betrayed; Bush in Babylon; Contesting Empire, Globalizing Dissent; Empire, The National and Postcolonial 1890-1920. Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 13.1 (2006): 86-95.