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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Laura M. Furlan

Contact Information:
489 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
f: 413-545-5522

Assistant Professor

Professor Furlan holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in English from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her teaching and research interests include American Indian literary and cultural studies, American Studies, autobiography, and creative nonfiction. Her work has been published in Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race across the Geohistorical Divide (AltaMira, 2005), Studies in American Indian Literatures, Intertexts, Yellow Medicine Review, Sentence, and Sovereign Erotics (Arizona, 2011), and she co-edited a Special Forum for the Journal of Transnational American Studies (2012) on transnational Native American Studies. She is currently at work on a book project that examines contemporary representations of urban American Indians, tentatively titled City Indians, Cosmopolitan Fictions.

Areas of Specialization: American, Atlantic, & Hemispheric Studies, American Literature, Colonial, Postcolonial, & Transnational Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, Native and Indigenous Studies, Nonfiction Writing, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature