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.
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
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;
- NGL 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
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Associate Professor, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Associate Professor, Global Studies Programs and Courses
Byrd, J. A. (2011). The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies; Vol. 4). University of Minnesota Press.
Byrd, J. A. (2019). To hear the call and respond: Grounded relationalities and the spaces of emergence. American Quarterly, 71(2), 337-342. https://doi.org/10.1353/aq.2019.0027
Byrd, J. A. (2018). Beast of America: Sovereignty and the wildness of objects. South Atlantic Quarterly, 117(3), 599-615. https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-6942183
Byrd, J., Goldstein, A., Melamed, J., & Reddy, C. (Eds.) (2018). Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, Capitalism. Social Text, 36(2).
Byrd, J. A., Goldstein, A., Melamed, J., & Reddy, C. (2018). Predatory Value: Economies of Dispossession and Disturbed Relationalities. Social Text, 36(2), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-4362325
Byrd, J. A. (2018). “Variations under Domestication”: Indigeneity and the Subject of Dispossession. Social Text, 36(2), 123-141. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-4362397