Alyssa Hunziker

Address: Morrill 201B
Phone: 405-744-3128

PhD, University of Florida; BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

  • Native American and Indigenous Literatures
  • U.S. Empire Studies
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Settler colonial studies

Selected Publications

“Playing Indian, Playing Filipino: Native American and Filipino Interactions at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School” American Quarterly (forthcoming, June 2020)

“At the Intersections of Empire: Ceremony, Transnationalism, and American Indian-Filipino Exchange” Studies in American Indian Literatures (forthcoming, December 2019)

“Toni Morrison, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism” Settler Colonial Studies, 8.4, 2017.

Selected Conference Presentations

“Indigenous Futurisms, Climate Change, and the Apocalypse.” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, January 9-12 2020.

“Localizing Transnational Connections between Native America and the Philippines.” American Studies Association, Honolulu, HI, November 7-10 2019.

“The Emergence of Philippine-American Indian Solidarity in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and Peter Bacho’s Entrys.” American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA November 8-11 2018.

“Gardens, Eco-Imperial Slow Violence and the Transnational Indigenous Bildungsroman.” Institute on Culture and Society, Albany, NY, June 17-22 2018.

“Anti-Imperialism and the Archive: the Carlisle Indian School and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA, May 17-19 2018.

“Reading Stephen Glori: Filipino Dissent at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.” American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, November 9-12 2017.

Awards and Recognition

  • Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Visiting Research Fellow

Current Research Projects

My current book project, Histories in Common: U.S. Empire and Settler Colonialism in Transnational Native American Fiction engages with growing interest in transnational Indigenous studies and comparative racialization. I argue that contemporary Native authors engage ‘archival reading practices’ to uncover previously under-discussed connections between Native North America and other sites of empire abroad, including Ireland, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. Using archival readings alongside literature, the project uncovers shared settler colonial and imperial projects in colonial education, colonial performance, militarism, and eco-imperialism and environmental slow violence.