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Grace L. Dillon
Grace L. Dillon


Grace L. Dillon (Anishinaabe, from Bay Mils and Garden River Nations), PhD, is a Professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program in the School of Gender, Race, and Nations and Affiliated Faculty, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Dept and ENG Dept. at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a range of interests including Native American and Indigenous studies such as Theoretical and Critical methodologies, Indigenous Futurisms, Cyber/Hyper realities, Alternative Realities, Global Science Fiction, Queer Indigenous studies, Indigenous science(s), Indigenous Cinema, popular culture including digital gaming, graphic novels and Vampirism in Film, Race and Social Justice, and early modern literature, especially Edmund Spenser seminars.

She is the editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction (University of Arizona Press, 2012) and Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon State University Press, 2003). Her work appears in collections such as Critical Perspectives on Stephen Graham Jones, Black Planets, Brown Planets, Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars, and articles in diverse journals including The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television; Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction; Extrapolation; The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts; Science Fiction Studies, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Paradoxa, Kimiwwan, and Renaissance Papers and numerous invited book and film reviews among them in Pacific Historical Review, American Indian and Culture Research Journal. The first complete scholarly collection of Indigenous Futurisms has been co-edited with Michael Levy and John Reider for Extrapolation, Spring 2016.

Forthcoming projects include Seeding the Stars: Indigenous Futurisms with U of Arizona P, and a co-edited book collection with Brian J, Hudson (Cherokee), Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Together for U of Wales Press/U of Chicago Press. Numerous invites to places such as U of Hawaii, Cambridge U, Princeton U, UC campuses such as UCLA and UCR, USC, U of O, Stonybrook, U of Newcastle, UBC, Simon Frasier and events in countries such as Amsterdam, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Ireland are a few of the spots to converse about Indigenous sciences and Indigenous Futurisms engaged in climate, social, environmental, and food and medicine justice.

Subject Matter Focus

Indigenous Futurisms, sf, cinema

Grace L. Dillon, PhD

University Studies & Native American Studies
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