New Faculty Beth Piatote

We’re thrilled to welcome ... Professor Beth Piatote as the newest faculty member in the department! Professor Piatote is Nez Perce and an expert in Native American literature whose interests range from language revitalization to indigenous studies, literature and law, sound studies and creative writing. She is the author of Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature (Yale, 2013), which received an honorable mention for the MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. This past year she published her first collection of short stories, The Beadworkers (Counterpoint, 2019) and wrote and is workshopping the play Antikoni, a Native American reimagining of Antigone. You can find a link to an LA Review of Books interview with Professor Piatote about The Beadworkers here, a podcast interview with her about Antikoni here, and look out for her most recent article, a response to Tommy Orange’s There, There, published this summer in PMLA.  Additionally, here is a SF Chronicle review of one of her recent books.  Please join us in welcoming Beth!