Siobhan Senier

Coordinator, Women's Studies
Core faculty in Women's Studies
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 9, Durham, NH 03824
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I teach Native American Literature and Women's Studies, and I have additional research interests in Sustainability/Environmental Studies, Disability Studies, and Digital Humanities. With the help of students, Native American authors, and local colleagues, I edit the website, a digital literary magazine and archive of Native American literature from New England. The website emerged from a book I edited in 2014, _Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Writing from Indigenous New England_ (U of Nebraska P). At present I am finishing a book, also to be published with U of Nebraska, called _Sovereignty and Sustainability: Indigenous New England Literary Stewardship in the 20th and 21st Centuries_.


  • Ph.D., American Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • A.B., English, Bowdoin College

Research Interests

  • Native American literature with a focus on New England

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 401H: Honors/First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 620: English Major Internship
  • ENGL 739: American Indian Literature\Hon
  • ENGL 925: Graduate Study of Literature
  • ENGL 938: Sem/20th C American Literature
  • WS 405: Gender, Power and Privilege
  • WS 505: Surv/Native Am Wmn Act/Culture
  • WS 632: Feminist Thought
  • WS 796: Adv Top/Capstone Experience
  • WS 796W: Advanced Topics
  • WS 797: Internship

Selected Publications

Senier, S. (2018). Mapping Indigenous L.A. AMERICAN QUARTERLY, 70(4), 941-948. Retrieved from

Scudeler, J., & Senier, S. (2018). FROM THE EDITORS. STUDIES IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES, 30(3-4), VII-VIII. Retrieved from

Senier, S. (2018). What Indigenous Literature Can Bring to Electronic Archives. Boundary 2. Retrieved from

Scudeler, J., & Senier, S. (2018). SAIL: Fortieth Anniversary Issue. STUDIES IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES, 30(1), VII-XI. Retrieved from

Senier, S. (2017). The Continuing Circulations of New England’s Tribal Newsletters. American Literary History, 29(2), 418-437. doi:10.1093/alh/ajx009

Senier, S. (2014). Digitizing Indigenous History: Trends and Challenges. Journal of Victorian Culture, 19(3), 396-402. doi:10.1080/13555502.2014.947188

Senier, S., & Barker, C. (2013). Introduction. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, 7(2), 123-140. doi:10.3828/jlcds.2013.10

Senier, S. (2013). "Traditionally, Disability Was Not Seen as Such". Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, 7(2), 213-229. doi:10.3828/jlcds.2013.15

Siobhan Senier. (2010). “All This / Is Abenaki Country”: Cheryl Savageau’s Poetic <i>Awikhiganak</i>. Studies in American Indian Literatures, 22(3), 1-25. doi:10.1353/ail.2010.0013

Senier, S. (2002). Employing the Local: A Penobscot Modern in the Federal Writers' Project. The New England Quarterly, 75(3), 355. doi:10.2307/1559784

Most Cited Publications