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Department of English

Lisa Tatonetti

Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2001, Ohio State University

Email: tatonett@ksu.edu
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 238
Phone: (785) 532-6716

Fields of interest:
Queer Indigenous Studies; Ethnic Literature (Native American); Women's Studies; Cultural Studies.


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 Queer Indigenous literatures. She is co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Contemporary Two-Spirit Literature (University of Arizona Press, 2011) and author of The Queerness of Native American Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). In addition to her work in these areas, she focuses on Multiethnic American literatures, 20th-21st century North American literature, and is a proud member of the Cultural Studies track.

C'mon by her office and visit the legendary chicken lamp.