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Fall 2015

Scott Hall 316

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Carol A Miller

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • American Indian women's narratives
  • American literatures
  • intercultural studies
  • multicultural pedagogy

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: American Literature, University of Oklahoma, 1980.
  • M.A.: American Literature, University of Oklahoma, none.
  • B.A.: English, Education, Northeastern State University, none.

Publications

  • “Telling the Indian Urban: Representations in American Indian Fiction“. Miller, Carol, 2001.
  • Better Than What People Told Me I Was: What Students of Color Tell Us About the Multicultural Composition Classroom. Miller, Carol, none.
  • Mediation and Authority: The Native American Voices of Mourning Dove and Ella Cara Deloria.. Miller, Carol, 1996.
  • Native Sons and the Good War: Retelling the Myth of Assimilation in Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn and Leslie Silko's Ceremony. Miller, Carol, 1996.

Research Activities

  • Twilight Exile: Family, Aging, and the Exile of Elders: book-length memoir
  • Shifting Shapes: The Efficacious Literary Tradition of American Indian Women’s Fiction: book

Professional Activities

  • Director of Graduate Studies: Program in American Studies , 1997 - 1998
  • Principal investigator for Voice from the Gaps: electronic data base of information about minority women writers
  • Interim Chair: Department of American Studies , 2003 - 2004
  • Director of Graduate Studies: Master of Liberal Studies Program , 2002 - 2004

Outreach Activities

  • Founder and Director: Voices from the Gaps web site, 1997 - 2004

Awards

  • President's Outstanding Service Award, 2002
  • Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Award for Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 1991
  • President's Outstanding Service Award
  • Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies, 1996 - Present
  • Excellence in the Teaching of Writing Award, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing,, 1999

Courses Taught

  • AmIn 3201W - American Indian Literature
  • AmSt 8201: Dissertation Seminar
  • AmSt 1002: American Popular Arts and Public Life, 1940-Present
  • AmIn 3402/5402: American Indians and the Cinema
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