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Profile: Scott Richard Lyons

Title: Associate Professor
Ph.D., Miami University  2000
M.A., University of North Dakota, 1993; B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1991

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Native American and global indigenous studies, settler colonialism, mimetic theory

Secondary Interests

cosmopolitanism, globalism, human-animal studies


Select recent publications:

The World, the Text, and the Indian: Global Dimensions of Native American Literature. Ed. Scott Richard Lyons. Albany, New York: SUNY Press (Native Traces), 2017. 

"Billy Jack," Seeing Red: American Indians and Film. Eds. LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings, East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2013.

"Actually Existing Indian Nations: Modernity, Diversity, and the Future of Native American Studies," American Indian Quarterly 35.3 (Summer 2011): 294-312.  

X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

"'Indians' Constructed and Speaking," A Companion to American Literature and Culture. Ed. Paul Lauter. Malden, MA, and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 206-220.

"There's No Translation for It: The Rhetorical Sovereignty of Indigenous Languages," Cross-Language Relations in Composition. Eds. Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, and Paul Kei Matsuda. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. 127-141.

"The Science of the Indian," A New Literary History of America. Eds. Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2009. 317-321.

"The Fine Art of Fencing: Nationalism, Hybridity, and the Search for a Native American Writing Pedagogy," JAC 29.1-2 (2009): 77-105.
  • The World, the Text, and the Indian: Global Dimensions of Native American Literature
  • X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent

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