Jodi A. Byrd

Associate Professor

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • indigenous feminisms, settler colonial studies, videogame studies, critical technology studies

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

Byrd, Jodi A Loving Unbecoming: The Queer Politics of the Transitive Native Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies edited by Joanne Barker. Loving Unbecoming: The Queer Politics of the Transitive Native Edited by Joanne Barker, Durham Duke University Press 2017. Press.
Byrd, Jodi A American Indian Transnationalisms The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literatures edited by Yogita Goyal. American Indian Transnationalisms Edited by Yogita Goyal, Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017, p. 174–189. Book page.
Byrd, Jodi A Mind the Gap: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Antinomies of Empire The Anomie of the Earth: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas edited by Frederico Luisetti, edited by John Pickles, edited by Wilson Kaiser. Mind the Gap: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Antinomies of Empire Edited by Frederico Luisetti, Edited by John Pickles, Edited by Wilson Kaiser, Durham Duke University Press 2015, p. 119–136. Book Page.
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Red Dead Conventions: American Indian Transgeneric Fictions The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature edited by James Cox, edited by Daniel Justice. Red Dead Conventions: American Indian Transgeneric Fictions Edited by James Cox, Edited by Daniel Justice, Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, p. 344–357.
Waikiki Wedding Seeing Red--Hollywood's Pixeled Skins edited by LeAnne Howe, edited by Harvey Markowitz, edited by Denise Cummings. Waikiki Wedding Edited by LeAnne Howe, Edited by Harvey Markowitz, Edited by Denise Cummings, East Lansing Michigan State University Press 2013, p. 167–171.
The Stories We Tell: American Indian Women's Writing and the Persistence of Tradition The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature The Stories We Tell: American Indian Women's Writing and the Persistence of Tradition Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012, p. 11–29.
(Post)Colonial Plainsongs: Toward Native Literary Worldings Unlearning the Language of Conquest edited by Don Jacobs. (Post)Colonial Plainsongs: Toward Native Literary Worldings Edited by Don Jacobs, Austin University of Texas Press 2006, p. 82-92.

Journal Articles

Byrd, Jodi A Still Waiting for the 'Post' to Arrive: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and the Imponderables of American Indian Postcoloniality Wicazo Sa 31 1 2016, p. 75–89.
Byrd, Jodi A 'Do They Not Have Rational Souls:' Consolidation and Sovereignty in Digital New Worlds Settler Colonial Studies 2015, p. 1–15. abstract.
Byrd, Jodi A A Return to the South American Quarterly 66 3 2014, p. 609–620. Abstract.
Byrd, Jodi A, Arriving on a Different Shore: US Empire at Its Horizons College Literature 41 1 2014, p. 174–181.
Byrd, Jodi A Indigeneity's Difference: Methodology and the Structures of Sovereignty J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2 1 2014, p. 137–142.
Byrd, Jodi A Tribal 2.0: Digital Natives, Political Players, and the Power of Stories Studies in American Indian Literatures 26 2 2014, p. 55–64.
Byrd, Jodi A Follow the Typical Signs: Settler Sovereignty and its Discontents Settler Colonial Studies 4 2 2013, p. 1–4.
Byrd, Jodi A 'Been to the Nation, Lord, But I Couldn't Stay There:' American Indian Sovereignty and the Incommensurability of the Internal Interventions 13 1 2011, p. 31–52.
Byrd, Jodi A 'In the City of Blinding Lights:' Cultural Studies, Indigeneity, and the Affect of Colonialist Nostalgia Cultural Studies Review 15 2 2009, p. 13-28.
Byrd, Jodi A, and Katarina Heyer Introduction: International Discourses of Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 33 1 2008, p. 1-5.
Byrd, Jodi A 'Living My Native Life Deadly:' Red Lake, Ward Churchill, and the Discourses of Competing Genocides American Indian Quarterly 31 2 2007, p. 310-332.


Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for global Native literary studies by Chadwick Allen. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 15 1 Source Author Chadwick Allen, 2014.
Beautiful Betrayals and Affective Resistances: A Review of Recent Scholarship Towards Global Liberation Affective Communities; Aloha Betrayed; Bush in Babylon; Contesting Empire, Globalizing Dissent; Empire, The National and Postcolonial 1890-1920. Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 13 1 2006, p. 86-95.


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The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism Minneapolis University of Minnesota 2011.