Department of English Language and Literature

MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Second Floor

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021

Kathleen Washburn

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Office Location: Humanities 343


American Literary Studies

Research Area/s
Native American Literature and Film; C19 and Modern American Literature and Culture; History of the Book; Literature of the American West/Southwest


Kathleen Washburn holds a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research bridges indigenous studies, American literary history, and gender studies, and her book project We Moderns investigates indigenous writing of the late nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries with a focus on the role of print culture in constructing forms of modern indigenous community. Her publications include in “New Indians and Indigenous Archives” in a special section on “The Ethnic Archive” in PMLA, “Writing the Indigenous West” in the Blackwell Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West, and contributions to the Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature. Her teaching interests include Native American literature across genres, modern American novels, early Hollywood film, and periodical studies. She was the 2013 Faculty Fellow for the Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies (NCAIS) and is affiliated with the UNM Institute for American Indian Research (IFAIR). At the University of New Mexico she is the recipient of the UNM Alumni Association Faculty Teaching Award, the Julia M. Keleher Teaching Award, and American Indian Student Services Outstanding Faculty Recognition.