New Faculty: Jodi Byrd

Jodi Byrd

Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Academic focus:
Indigenous studies, Indigenous feminist and queer studies, video game studies

Current research project:
“Indigenomicon: American Indians, Videogames, and the Structures of Genre”

Previous positions:

  • Associate Professor, English and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015–2021
  • Acting Director, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013–2014
  • Associate Professor, American Indian Studies and English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012–2015
  • Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies and English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006–2012
  • Assistant Professor, Political science, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2004–2006

Academic background:

  • B.A., English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1993
  • M.A., English, University of Iowa, 1996
  • Ph.D., English, University of Iowa, 2002

Last book read:
“Sorrowland” by Rivers Solomon

In your own time/when not working:
Video gaming on my PS5 and Switch, and going for walks and hikes

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Indigenous Feminisms this fall and Lovecraft Country in Spring 2022

What most excites you about Cornell:
The community and the possibility to help participate in and build on-going conversations with students and faculty about Indigeneity, race, gender, and sexuality

Twitter handle/blog url:
@arsavium

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