Sean T. Teuton

Sean T. Teuton


Director of Indigenous Studies

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4801

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Sean Teuton was born in Compton, California.  He is the author of two books and is completing two others: a monograph on Native American migration and cultural interaction in the nineteenth century, entitled Cities of Refuge: Indigenous Cosmopolitan Writers and the International Imaginary; and a Native American roadtrip novel about the Indian mounds, entitled The Wolf Trail.  He divides his time between Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the neighboring Cherokee Nation, where he is a citizen.




Decolonization and the indigenous novel, Cherokee studies, social movements

North American indigenous literature, Cherokee studies, global indigenous literature

Native American Literature and the Spirit World

Indigenous Literature and the Environment

Contemporary Native American Literature

Contemporary Native American Poetry

Native American Literature of the South

Indigenous Oral Literatures

Native Americans in American literature until 1851

Native Americans in modern American literature

Ph.D. Cornell University


Articles and Essays:

  • "Disability in Indigenous North America."  In The World of Indigenous North America.  Ed. Robert Warrior.  London: Routledge, 2015.  569-593

  • "The Indigenous Novel."  The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature.  Eds. James Cox and Daniel Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.  318-332.

  • “The Native Novel.”  The Oxford History of the Novel in English.  Eds. Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.  423-435.

  • "Cities of Refuge: Indigenous Cosmopolitan Writers and the International Imaginary."  American Literary History 25.1 (2013): 33-35.

  • "Building Cultural Knowledge in the Contemporary Native Novel."  Critical Insights: Sherman Alexie.  Ed. Leon Lewis. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2012. 370-393. 

  • “The Native American Tradition.”  The Cambridge History of the American Novel.  Ed. Leonard Cassuto. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 1108-1122. 

  • “‘Put Out of Her Course’: Images of the Monstrous in de Bry’s Illustrations of Atalanta fugiens and the America.”  Gender and Scientific Discourse in Early Modern Europe. Ed. Kathleen P. Long. London: Ashgate, 2010. 87-114. 

  • “In Open Daring: Risk and Vulnerability in the Poetry of Simon J. Ortiz.”  Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance.  Eds. Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez and Evelina Lucero.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2009. 314-22. 

  • “Teaching Disclosure: Overcoming the Invisibility of Whiteness in the American Indian Studies Classroom.” Identity in Education.  Eds. Susan Sanchez-Casal and Amie Macdonald.  New York: Palgrave, 2009. 191-209.

  • “The Callout: Writing American Indian Politics.” Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective. Eds. Daniel Justice, Chris Teuton, and Craig Womack. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. 105-25. 

  • “A Question of Relationship: Internationalism and Assimilation in Recent American Indian Studies,” American Literary History 18.1 (2006): 152-74. 

  • “Internationalism and the American Indian Scholar: Native Studies and the Challenge of Pan-Indigenism,” Identity Politics Reconsidered. Eds. Linda Martín Alcoff et al. New York: Palgrave, 2006. 264-84. 

  • “Placing the Ancestors: Postmodernism, ‘Realism,’ and American Indian Identity in James Welch’s Winter in the Blood,” American Indian Quarterly 25.4 (2001): 626-50.