Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in WGSS
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Corvallis, OR 97331
Professional Affiliations: 

Conference on College Composition and Communication

National Women's Studies Association

Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa

Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers


PhD: Michigan State University

Rhetoric and Writing: Concentration in Cultural Rhetorics.  East Lansing, MI: 2008.

MAAntioch University Seattle

Whole Systems Design: Native Writing, Theater, Story and Resistance. Seattle, WA: 2001.

BA: University of Northern Colorado

Social Transformation and the Arts. (Africana Studies, Women's Studies, Theater). Greeley, CO: 1998.


Co-Founder and Member. Indigenous People's Interest Group. National Women's Studies Association. 

Advisory Board/Participating Faculty. Arts & Social Justice Living-Learning Community.

Advisory Council. Eena Haws Native American Longhouse. Oregon State University.

Honors and Awards: 

Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English. Stonewall Service Award. 2014.

Oregon State University. School of Language, Culture, and Society. Social Justice & Diversity Award. 2013.

Trans 100. 2013.

Pushcart Prize Nominee. 2011 & 2012.

Additional Information: 

Qwo-Li Driskill is a (non-citizen) Cherokee Two-Spirit and Queer writer, activist, and performer also of African, Irish, Lenape, Lumbee, and Osage ascent. S/he is the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems (Salt Publishing, 2005) and the co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (University of Arizona, 2011) and Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions is Theory, Politics, and Literature (University of Arizona, 2011) Hir book Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press (2016).

Curriculum Vitae: 

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Affiliated with: 
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Courses Taught: 

Introduction to Queer Studies (QS/WGSS 262).

Trans/gender Politics (QS/WGSS 374).

Arts & Social Justice (QS/WGSS/ES 375).

Queer of Color Critiques (QS/WGSS/ES 531).

Queer Theories (QS/WGSS/ES 462/562).

Indigenous Queer and Two-Spirit Studies (QS/WGSS/ES 472/572).

Queer & Trans People of Color Arts & Activism. (QS/WGSS/ES 477/577).

Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives. (WGSS 514).

Research/Career Interests: 

Queer Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Performance Studies, Creative Writing: Poetry, Rhetoric & Writing, Cutlural Rhetorics, Disability Studies, Activism

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Opening Roundtable Speaker. Cultural Rhetorics Conference. Michigan State University. East Lansing: October 31, 2014.

Convocation Address. Lavender Graduation. Oregon State University. Corvallis: June 12, 2014.

"Unsettling Queer Rhetorics: Indigenous Challenges to the Field." CCCC Convention: Open Source(s), Access, Futures. Indianapolis: March 19-22, 2014.

Susan B. Anthony Keynote Address. University of Rochester. Rochester, February 28, 2014.

Featured Performer. Shaking Our Shells: Stories from on the Wings of Wadaduga. Morphologies: Queer Performance Festival. Pangea World Theater Indigenous Voices Series. Intermedia Arts: Minneapolis. November 18 & 19, 2012.