Jeane T'áaw xíwaa Breinig

Professor and Associate Dean for the Humanities
Office: ADM 101B
Phone: (907) 786-4358
Email: jmbreinig@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Professor Breinig specializes in American Literature with an emphasis in American Indian and Alaska Native Literatures. She is co-editor and contributing author of A Retrospective Analysis of Alaska Statehood from Native Perspectives (2011) and Alaska Native Writers, Storytellers & Orators: The Expanded Edition (1999). She has publications in American Indian Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures; Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, among others. Her research interests include oral history, Native language restoration, and decolonizing theories and methodologies. She has written Haida language arts curriculum, completed a Haida elders' interview project, and co-produced a video based on the interviews.

Education

Ph.D. University of Washington (1995)

Teaching Responsibilities

Alaska Native Literatures, American literature, American Indian literatures, cultural studies, critical theories.