Grace Dillon, Ph.D.


Native American Studies and University Studies

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B.A. 1981 California State University, Fullerton
M.A. 1984 California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D. 1997 University of California, Riverside

On the PSU faculty since 1997

FIELDS: Native American Cinema; Science Fiction; Popular Culture/Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Epic; Early Modern Literature, Edmund Spenser


  • Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, 2003.
  • Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction. University of Arizona Press, 2012.


  • "L'impulso divinatorio di Philip K. Dick: il ragno e l'ape" ("Dick's Vatic Impulse: The Spider and the Bee"). Transmigrazioni: I mondi di Philip K. Dick. Edumonde Le Monnier, Firenze, 2006. 52-60.
  • "Varying Realities of the Human Experience: Teaching Diversity." "Affirming the 'I' and Building a 'We': Learning Communities and Diversity." Integrating Learning Communities with Service-Learning, National Learning Communities Project Monograph Series. Ed. Jean MacGregor. AAHE, 2003. 75-88.
  • "Mocking Imperialism: A Lively Hyperbolical Amplification in Spenser's Faerie Queene." Renaissance Papers. Eds. T. H. Howard-Hill and Philip Rollinson. Camden House, 1998. 19-28.


  • "Totemic Representations in Recent SF." Extrapolation. 49:1 (Spring 2008).
  • "Indigenous Scientific Literacies in Nalo Hopkinson's Ceremonial Worlds." The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 18:1 (Spring 2008).
  • "Scarification and Survivance in China Mieville's The Scar." Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 36:101 (Winter 2007): 13-25.
  • "Miindiwag and Indigenous Diaspora: Eden Robinson's and Celu Amberstone's Forays into "Postcolonial" Science Fiction and Fantasy." Extrapolation 48:2 (Summer 2007): 219-43.
  • "The Trials of Transition: Frankenstein Meets the Transfer Student." Special Issue of the Journal of General Education 48:3 (1999): 168-175.


  • "'Injuns!' Native Americans in the Movies by Edward Buscombe." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 27:3 (August 2007): 444-46.