Theodore C. Van Alst, JR

Dr. Theodore (Ted) Van Alst, JR

is Associate Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. He is co-editor and Creative Editor for Transmotion (an open-access on-line journal of postmodern indigenous studies). His short story collection about growing up in Chicago, Sacred Smokes, has recently been published by the University of New Mexico Press, who also published his edited volume The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones. He is a chapter contributor for collections such as Seeing Red: Hollywood’s Pixelated Skins, and Visualities: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art, both from Michigan State University Press as well as The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature. His fiction, reviews, and photography have been published widely. Dr. Van Alst's teaching and scholarship focus on contemporary Native film and literature, as well as spirituality, activism, and representation.


Contact Information:

PO Box 751 | Portland, OR 97207-0751
Parkmill Building Rm. 145
Phone: 503-725-5920