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 550: Intro to Lit and Cult of Race
  • 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 Experiences
  • 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). SAIL: Fortieth Anniversary Issue. STUDIES IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES, 30(1), VII-XI. 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

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

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

Senier, S. (2000). Allotment Protest and Tribal Discourse: Reading Wynema 's Successes and Shortcomings. The American Indian Quarterly, 24(3), 420-440. doi:10.1353/aiq.2000.0010

Most Cited Publications