Jodi Byrd

Jodi Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is also a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. She is the author of Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), and her work on critical Indigenous studies, queer Indigenous studies, videogame studies, and critical technology studies has appeared most recently in Settler Colonial Studies, Social Text, South Atlantic Quarterly and in Joanne Barker’s edited collection, Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (Duke University Press, 2017).