PhD English, University of Iowa, 2002
Indigenous critical theory, settler colonial studies, postcolonial literatures, videogame studies, critical technology studies, Indigenous feminisms, queer Indigenous studies
ENGL 253: Topics in Lit and New Media; ENGL 265: Intro to American Indian Literature; ENGL 285: Postcolonial Literature; ENGL 301: Critical Approaches to Literature; ENGL 460: Literatures of Indigenous Peoples; ENGL 581: Indigenous Critical Theory; AIS 101: Introduction to American Indian Studies; AIS 430: Indigenous Governance; AIS 503: #indigenous; GWS: 459: Postcolonial Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism; GWS 495: Indigenous Gender and Sexuality
critical Indigenous studies and governance, critical technology studies, indigenous feminisms and sexualities
American Indian Studies, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Post-Colonial, Science, Technology, and Digital Media, Theory & Criticism
Work(s) in Progress
Indigenomicon: American Indians, Videogames, and the Structures of Genre
Jodi A. Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she is also a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- critical indigenous studies, indigenous feminisms, queer indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, videogame studies, critical technology studies
- The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2011.
- 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.
- Byrd, Jodi A. "Beast of America: Sovereignty and the Wildness of Objects." South Atlantic Quarterly 117.3 (2018): 599–615.
- Byrd, Jodi A. "'Variations Under Domestication:' Indigeneity and the Subject of Dispossesion." Social Text 135.36.2 (2018): 123–141.
- Byrd, Jodi A., Alyosha Goldstein, Jodi Melamed, and Chandan Reddy. "Predatory Value: Economies of Dispossession and Disturbed Relationalities." Social Text 135.36.2 (2018): 1–18.
- 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.
Special Issues of a Journal
- Byrd, Jodi A., Alyosha Goldstein, Jodi Melamed, and Chandan Reddy. Economies of Dispossession . Spec. iss. of Social Text 135.36, 2 (2018):
- Byrd, Jodi A., and Michael Rothberg. Between Subalternity and Indigeneity. Spec. iss. of Interventions 13.1 (2011):
- Byrd, Jodi A., and Katharina C. Heyer. Disrupting States: International Discourses of Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities. Spec. iss. of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 33.1 (2008):
- 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.