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Tria Blu Wakpa

Education:

B.A., English with an option in Film, Oklahoma State University; M.F.A., Creative Writing (Fiction), San Diego State University; M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Native American Embodiment in Educational and Carceral Contexts: Fixing, Eclipsing, and Liberating

Thesis Advisor:

Thomas Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

The Contemporary History and Politics of Indigenous Dance in Prisons

Mentor:

Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Professor of Dance, University of California, Riverside

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Dance, University of California, Riverside

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