Associate Professor of English
Office: Hellems 120
Summer 2013 Office Hours – A-Term: Online: Email for an appointment
Penelope Myrtle Kelsey is an associate professor of English and Ethnic Studies, and she is of Seneca descent (patrilineal) with family roots in western New York and Pennsylvania. She received her BA from Manchester College (1994) and her Ph.D. from Minnesota (2002). She studies Native American literature, film, and theory. Her book, Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Worldviews, was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2008. She edited a collection of essays, Strawberries in Brooklyn: Maurice Kenny Considered, which will be published by SUNY Press in 2011. Her current project is Building a Longhouse: Essays on Haudenosaunee Tribal Theory, Film, and Literature, which considers Iroquois visual traditions, intellectual transmission, and epistemology.