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Director of American Indian Studies to Give Shannon-Clark Lecture

Robert Warrior, director of American Indian Studies and the Native American House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the speaker for Washington and Lee University’s Shannon-Clark Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, University Commons.

The title of his lecture will be “Curating ‘Beyond the Chief’: Hating Art and Words on Campus.” The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in Outing Club Room 114 in the Elrod Commons.

Warrior is the author of “The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction” and “Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions.” He has co-authored “American Indian Literary Nationalism” and “Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee.”

Warrior’s academic and journalistic writing has appeared in publications such as American Quarterly, Genre, World Literature Today, News from Indian Country, Lakota Times and Village Voice, including others.

The inaugural co-recipient of the Beatrice Medicine Award for Scholarly Writing from the Native American Literature Symposium and has also received awards from the Gustavus Myers Foundation, the Native American Journalists Association, the Church Press Association and others.

Warrior has lectured in a wide variety of places including Guatemala, France, Malaysia, Yale University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago among others.

Warrior is a professor of American Indian studies and English. He holds degrees from Union Theological Seminary (Ph.D., systematic theology), Yale University (M.A., religion) and Pepperdine University (B.A., speech communication).