Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Native American Studies
Director, Native Nations Center
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Native American Studies
- Representation and Cultural Production (Museums, Literature, Film, Art)
- Oklahoma Indian History and Culture (Chickasaw History and Culture)
Associate Department Head, Department of English, Oklahoma State University,
Administrator of Chickasaw Nation Division of History and Culture,
Chickasaw Nation, 2007-October 2012, Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Major Responsibilities Included:
- English 6250: Seminar in Native American Cultural Production
- American Indian Studies 4013: Tribal Sovereignty
- English 3183: Native American Literature
- English/American Studies 3813: Oklahoma’s Indian Identity
Listening to Our Grandmother’s Stories: The Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females,
1852-1949. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Reprinted in 2007.
(Winner of the American Book Award and the North American Indian Prose Award)
The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations.
Co-edited with Amy Lonetree. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, October 2008.
“The Unexpected Indian in James Welch’s Heartsong of Charging Elk.” Companions to
Native Literatures: The Heartsong of Charging Elk. Ed., Arnold Krupat.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
“Hearth and Home: Cherokee and Creek Women’s Memories of the U.S. Civil War
in Indian Territory.” The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory,
Ed., Bradley Clampitt. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
“Powerful Medicine: The Rhetoric of LaDonna Harris, Comanche Activist.”
Studies in American Indian Literature, 18.4 (Winter 2006).
“Understanding Tribal Sovereignty: American Studies and Journal of Indigenous Nations
Joint Issue, 46:3/4 (Fall/Winter 2005).
“The National Museum of the American Indian as Cultural Sovereignty.”
American Quarterly, 52:2 (June 2005).
Barbour, Jeanne, Linda Hogan, and Amanda J. Cobb. Chickasaws Unconquered
and Unconquerable. Ada, Oklahoma: Chickasaw Press, 2007.
Editor. American Indian Quarterly, Fall 2005 to present (Volume 31.2-Volume 38.4).
Editor. Chickasaw Press, October 2007 to present.
Dissemination Committee Member. Harvard University Honoring Nations/
National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit on Tribal Self-Governance.
Fall, 2013. Exhibit Development in Process.
Curation Team Member. Removal Gallery. American Indian Cultural Center and
Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, 2013. Exhibit Development in Process.
Lead Curator. Chickasaw Cultural Center Permanent Exhibit. Chickasaw Cultural Center,
Sulphur, OK, 2010.
Lead Curator. Film Exhibit: Chickasaw Renaissance. Chickasaw Cultural Center,
Sulphur, OK, 2010.
Lead Curator. Film Exhibit: Behind the Scenes at the CCC.
Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulphur, OK 2009.
Selected Recent Conference and Symposium Presentations:
“American Indian Identity in Oklahoma: Tribal Sovereignty On-Air and Online.”
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association National Conference, Austin,
Texas, Scheduled for May, 2014.
“The Unexpected Indian in James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk.” Society for the
Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States National Conference,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Scheduled for March, 2014.
“Cultural Expectations, Cultural Identity and Modernity in James Welch’s The Heartsong of
Charging Elk,” Native American Literature Symposium, Mystic Lake, Minnesota,
Scheduled for March, 2014.
“Where History Lives.” Center for the Southwest Symposium, University of New Mexico,
“Indigenous Studies and Publishing.” Institute for American Indian Research Symposium,
University of New Mexico, April 2012.
“Chickasaw History and Culture.” United States Department of State Guest Lecture,
La Paz, Bolivia, July 2011.
“Savagism and Civilization Reconsidered.” Keynote Address, University of Oklahoma
Graduate Studies Conference, October 2011.
“Transforming Words.” Keynote Address, Oklahoma State University Humanities
Conference, March 2011.
Recognition and Honors:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Board of Trustees
Smithsonian Museum, February 2016
Appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Harvard Project on Economic Development Honoring Nations Program Board of Governors
Harvard, April 2016
Appointed as member of the Board of Governors.
Wise-Diggs-Berry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts, College of Arts and Sciences,
Oklahoma State University, October 2013.
Award based on letters from students, teaching evaluations, and contributions to
arts in the greater community.
Taos Doel-Reed Center for the Arts Teaching Fellow, Oklahoma State University,
October 2013. Selected by Doel Reed Center to direct a two-week summer institute
on Native American Art, Film, and Literature in June, 2014.
American Book Award (as author) for Listening to Our Grandmother’s Stories.
Selected by the Before Columbus Foundation, 2001.
Americans for Indian Opportunity
American Association of Tribal Libraries and Museums
National Trail of Tears Association
Oklahoma Center for the Book