Faculty

Mishuana Goeman


Associate Professor, Gender Studies; Chair, American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program and Associate Director, American Indian Studies Research Center


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Email    goeman@gender.ucla.edu
Office  2216 Rolfe Hall
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Native American Literature, 20th Century American Literature, Race and Ethnic Theory

Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Tonawanda Band of Seneca, is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Chair of American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program and Associate Director of American Indian Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her doctorate from Stanford University's Modern Thought and Literature and was a UC Presidential Post-doctoral fellow at Berkeley. Her research involves thinking through colonialism, geography and literature in ways that generate anti-colonial tools in the struggle for social justice. Her book, Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) was honored at the American Association for Geographic Perspectives on Women and a finalist for best first book from NAISA. The Spectacle of Originary Moments: Terrance Malick’s the New World, is in progress with the Indigenous Film Series, University of Nebraska Press. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as American Quarterly, Critical Ethnic Studies, Settler Colonial StudiesWicazo SaInternational Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Transmotion, and American Indian Cultures and Research Journal. She has guest edited journal volumes on Native Feminisms and another on Indigenous Performances. She has also co-authored a book chapter in Handbook for Gender Equity on "Gender Equity for American Indians" and single authored chapters in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies (Routledge 2016), Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies (2016).  Other book chapters include a piece on visual geographies and settler colonialism in Theorizing Native Studies, eds. Audra Simpson and Andrea Smith, (Duke University Press, 2014) and a chapter on trauma, geography, and decolonization in Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (ed. Joanne Barker, Duke University Press, 2017). She is also a Co-PI on a community based digital community project, Mapping Indigenous L.A., that is working toward creating a self-represented storytelling, archival, and community orientated maps that unveil multi-layered Indigenous LA landscapes. The created storymaps begin with The Gabrieleño Tongva and Fernandeño Tataviam while including those from diasporic Indigenous communities who make LA their home. The current phase develops curriculum for K-12. 

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Degrees

Ph.D., Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature, 2003 
A.M., Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature, 2000
A.B., Dartmouth College, English Literature and Native American Studies, 1994

Awards

Newberry Library Short-Term Research Fellow, Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship, Chicago, IL, 2005-2006

Feldman Award for most outstanding publication contributing to social change

University of California Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Berkeley, 2003-2005

Selected Publications

Mark My Words: Native Women (Re)mapping Our Nations.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2013).

"Notes Towards a Native Feminism's Spatial Practice." Wicazo Sa 24: 2 (2009): 169-87.

"Introduction: Native Feminisms: Legacies, Interventions, and Indigenous Sovereignties." Mishuana Goeman and Jennifer Denetdale, eds., Wicazo Sa 24: 2 (2009): 9-13.

"From Place to Territories and Back Again: Centering Storied Land in the discussion of Indigenous Nation-building." International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies 1: 1 (2008): 23-34.

"(Re)Mapping Indigenous Presence on the Land in Native Women’s Literature." American Quarterly 60: 1 (2008): 295- 302.
 

Calhoun, Anne, Mishuana Goeman, and Monica Tsethlikai. Chapter 25: "Achieving Gender Equity for Native Americans,” in Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education, eds. Sue S. Klein, Patricia Ortman, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 525-552.  Florence: Routledge-Taylor & Francis Books Inc., 2007.

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

Student Research Program

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2017 Winter Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2016 Fall Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in Gender Studies

2016 Winter Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2015 Fall Quarter

Cultural World Views of Native America

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2015 Spring Quarter

Knowledge

Epistemologies of Gender

2014 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in Gender Studies

2014 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2014 Winter Quarter

Cultural World Views of Native America

Knowledge

2013 Fall Quarter

Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2013 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

Introduction to Gender Studies

Power

2013 Spring Quarter

Cultural World Views of Native America

Knowledge

2013 Winter Quarter

Violence against Women

Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2012 Spring Quarter

Violence against Women

2012 Winter Quarter

Knowledge

Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2011 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2011 Spring Quarter

Women of Color in the U.S.

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2011 Winter Quarter

Cultural World Views of Native America

Women of Color in the U.S.

2010 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2010 Winter Quarter

Women of Color in the U.S.

Previous Courses by Course

GENDER 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2017 Spring Quarter

GE CLST 20B
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 20A
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

GENDER 201
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in Gender Studies

2016 Fall Quarter

AM IND M200B
Cultural World Views of Native America

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

GENDER 103
Knowledge

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

GENDER 203
Epistemologies of Gender

2015 Spring Quarter

GENDER 185
Special Topics in Gender Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

LBR&WS M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2014 Summer Session

GENDER 201
Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2013 Summer Session

GENDER 10
Introduction to Gender Studies

2013 Summer Session

COMM ST M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2013 Summer Session

GENDER 102
Power

2013 Summer Session

GENDER 108S
Violence against Women

2013 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 108S
Violence against Women

2012 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 103
Knowledge

2012 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 201
Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2012 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2011 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 130
Women of Color in the U.S.

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 185
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2010 Spring Quarter