Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

Link to Michigan State University

Ph.D. Candidate
American Studies

Dean's Recruitment Fellow
College of Arts and Letters

Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellow
James Madison College

Dissertation Completion Fellow

American Studies

Michigan State University

Email Address

Dissertation Committee:
Philip C. Bellfy (co-chair)
Maenette Kape'ahiokalani Padeken Ah Nee-Benham (co-chair)
Geneva Smitherman
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Dylan A.T. Miner

Research and Teaching Areas

Related Programs and Departments

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Here is a partial listing of periodicals and anthologies in which I have been published. For a full listing, please see my curriculum vitae.


Here are syllabi for courses I have taught.

Curriculum Vitae

Here is a CV detailing my work as an academic, activist/community organizer, and creative/critical writer.


M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry), Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
B.A. in Women Studies, San Francisco State University
A.A. in Liberal Arts, City College of San Francisco


Books Forthcoming:

1. Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking [New American Press, 2011]
[winner of the New American Press Chapbook Contest, selected by Allison Joseph]

Journal Issues:

1. International Queer Indigenous Issue of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought [Editor]

Books in Development:

1. Heart of the Nation: Indigenous Womanisms, Queer People of Color, and Native Sovereignties
2. Yerbabuena/Mala yerba, All My Roots Need Rain: mixed-blood poetry & prose
3. The Dark Shade of Our Desire: An International Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Color Anthology
4. Leading Nation: Interviews with Queer Multiracial Leaders

I am a Comparative Ethnic Studies scholar and teacher working at the intersection of
Indigenous Studies, Women of Color Studies, and Queer People of Color Studies,
theoretically and methodologically informed by the disciplines of
Literary Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, and History/Herstory.

Research and Teaching Areas:

Comparative Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies of the Américas and Pacific
Global Indigenous Studies
Indigenous, Decolonial, and Womanist Methodologies
Multiracial Studies
Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
Critical Race Theory

Indigenous Studies
Native American Studies
Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Indigenous Latin American Studies
Pacific Islander and Indigenous Pacific Studies
Indigenous Intellectual/Cultural Property Rights
Indigenous Legal Studies
Indigenous Education

Women of Color Studies
Women of Color Literatures and Theories
Womanist Rhetorics
Womanist Historiography
Indigenous Womanisms
Comparative Womanisms

Queer People of Color Studies
Queer Ethnic Studies
Queer Indigenous Studies
Queer Multiraciality
Queer Artists of Color
Queer People of Color Activisms, Organizing, and Justice Movements

Literary Studies
Nonfiction Studies
Indigenous and Decolonial Literatures and Theories
Womanist Literatures and Theories
Queer People of Color Literatures and Theories
Multiracial Literatures and Theories

Creative Writing and Digital Composing
Creative Nonfiction (Essays, Short Prose, and Memoir)
Mixed-Genre, Multimedia, and Digital Composing
Digital and Visual Poetics
Prose Poetics

Spoken Word, Slam, and Performance Poetry
Web Composing
Image Manipulation
Audiovisual Presentations
Filmmaking (Documentary, Narrative, Experimental)

Rhetoric and Composition
Indigenous, Decolonial, and Womanist Rhetorics
Digital, Visual, and Material Rhetorics
Digital and Multimedia Composing
Indigenous, Decolonial, and Womanist Pedagogies
Creative Writing, Performance, and Activist Pedagogies

Oral History
Archival Research
Intellectual, Activist, and Artistic Histories
Historical Trauma
History of U.S. People of Color

Comparative Indigenous Histories
Women of Color Histories
Queer Histories of Color

Related Programs and Departments
at Michigan State University:

African American and African Studies

American Indian Studies

American Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

Center for Gender in Global Context

Chicano/Latino Studies


Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change


Rhetoric and Writing

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures