Joshua Nelson

Office: Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 302
Phone: 405/325-3020

Joshua Nelson, a Cherokee citizen, is Director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, and affiliated faculty with Native American Studies. He is the author of Progressive Traditions: Identity in Cherokee Literature and Culture, which came out with the University of Oklahoma Press in 2014, and other pieces on Native film and literature. His next book will look at representations of the body in traditionalist, economic, biopolitical, and sexual valences in indigenous film. He regularly teaches classes on American Indian and international Indigenous film and representations of Native people in mainstream cinema. He is an organizer of the Native Crossroads Film Festival & Symposium, Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion for the Center for Teaching Excellence, and an Executive Committee member for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). He is also at work on two documentary films on American Indian history.