“The Diversity Scholars Series presents Dr. Treuer
February 20, 2013 – Writing REZ LIFE: Indian in the 21st Century
2/20/13 – keynote and evening reception 5:00-7:00pm, Cochise 228
RSVP to http://diversityscholarsseries.eventbrite.com
2/21/13 – Graduate Student Workshop – “”The Narrative of Dismay: How to get Beyond Tragedy”" 9:00-11:00am, Memorial Union, Coconino 246
Too often the academic discourses around and about American Indians veers into the tragic mode, which, in turn, shapes out thinking about Indian issues. Treuer will discuss the role of scholarship, journalism, and memoir in relation to finding new ways of expolring American Indian lives.(breakfast will be provided)
This session is designed for graduate students and ASU faculty. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Open to all and food provided at each event.
David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a numerous awards and fellowships including the Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of three novels, a book of criticism, and more recently, Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through the Land of His People.
The Diversity Scholar Series (DSS) is an initiative that was established in 2004 to provide opportunities for public conversations and work with nationally and internationally recognized scholars.”