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Jeane T'áaw xíwaa Breinig

Department of English
ADM 101B

(907) 786-4358


  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1995


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, and 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.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Alaska Native Literatures
  • American Literature
  • American Indian Literatures
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Theories
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