Associate Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2001, Ohio State University
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 109
Phone: (785) 532-2174
Lisa Tatonetti is a Florida native who lives in a fabulous 1920s house that's in ongoing need of renovation with Samson the wonder cat. While she will always miss the ocean, she has been enchanted by the tallgrass, wildflowers, and deer of the Konza prairie. If you come visit campus in the spring, she may drag you along to a 5am viewing of the elusive Prairie chicken--be warned.
Lisa studies and teaches the texts and contexts of American Indian literatures, which, she argues, is the "best literature there is." She is especially interested in the field of Two-Spirit/LGBTQ literatures and has published on both Queer Native literatures and on images of the 1890 Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee massacre in American Indian literatures. In addition to her work in these areas, she focuses on Multiethnic American literatures, 20th-21st century American literature, and is a proud member of the Cultural Studies track.
C'mon by her office and visit the legendary chicken lamp.