Instructor in the English Department and the Institute of Native American Studies, INAS Steering Committee Member
laweaver@uga.edu
Office:
343 Park Hall

Laura Adams Weaver is an instructor in the English Department and the Institute of Native American Studies. She is a member of the steering committee and serves as the webmaster for the INAS website. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English from California State University, Stanislaus, and a Ph.D. (ABD) from English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in Native American and African American literatures and Narrative Theory. Her work currently focuses on the narrative strategies through which American Indian writers resist the myth of the "vanishing" Indian and reassert a contemporaneous and continuing indigenous presence in the story of American identity.

Her most recent work is Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty (with Jace Weaver, due out in Fall 2017 from Norton). Previous works include "Indigenous Migrations, Pilgrimage Trails, and Sacred Geography," written with Jace Weaver, in Cave, City and Eagle's Nest (University of New Mexico Press, 2007) and "Native American Creation Stories" in Encyclopedia of Women and Religion, edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Reuther (Indiana University Press, 2006), which won the 2006 Waldo G. Leland Prize for best reference tool in the field of history. 

Education:

B.A. and an M.A. in English from California State University, Stanislaus 

Ph.D. (ABD) from English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research Areas:
Selected Publications:

 Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty (with Jace Weaver, forthcoming in the Reacting to the Past series)

"Indigenous Migrations, Pilgrimage Trails, and Sacred Geography,"  (with Jace Weaver, in Cave, City and Eagle's Nest (University of New Mexico Press, 2007)

"Native American Creation Stories" in Encyclopedia of Women and Religion, edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Reuther (Indiana University Press, 2006), 2006 Waldo G. Leland Prize winner for best reference tool in the field of history. 

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