SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellows

From 2011–2014, SAR and the Lannan Foundation joined together to support an indigenous writer-in-residence fellowship at SAR. Occuring during the months of January and February, the fellow lived in the King residence on the SAR campus and worked in the Dubin studio on their creative projects. The fellowship also included a monthly stipend, and materials and travel allowances. Coupled with this appointment was the opportunity for the fellow to bring another writer or literary critic for three days of exchange and a public colloquium by which the fellow’s own work, and her or his SAR colleagues, was enriched through scholarly exchange.

Gordon Lee Johnson Gordon Lee Johnson

The School for Advanced Research, together with Lannan Foundation, announce Gordon Lee Johnson, a Cahuilla/Cupeño living on the Pala Indian Reservation, as the Indigenous Writer in Residence Fellow for 2017.

Kelli Jo Ford, 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Kelli Jo Ford

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that Kelli Jo Ford is the 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellow. This fellowship is generously supported by Lannan Foundation.

Max Early Max Early

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that Max Early is the 2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellow. This fellowship is generously supported by the Lannan Foundation.

Joan Naviyuk Kane Joan Naviyuk Kane
An accomplished poet, Inupiaq writer Joan Kane received her MFA from Columbia University in 2006 and her undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 2000. She has published two books of poetry, The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife (NorthShore Press, 2009 & University of Alaska Press, 2012), and Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013). During her time at SAR, Kane plans to work on her novel in progress and her third poetry collection.
Casandra Lopez Casandra Lopez
Casandra Lopez is of Cahuilla, Luiseno, Tongva, and Chicana descent. Through the SAR indigenous writer-in-residence program, Lopez plans to prepare her novel-in-stories for publication. When We Were Hunted centers on a California Indian/Mexican family grieving the loss of Michael, the complicated man they knew as their father.
Janice Gould Janice Gould
Concow Maidu poet Janice Gould is currently assistant professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her project will be to spend time completing a set of gacelas, which will be set to musical and photographic accompaniment. 
Santee Frazier Santee Frazier
The School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Cherokee poet Santee Frazier as the inaugural SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellow. The author of Dark Thirty (2009), a collection of loosely autobiographical poems journeying through Cherokee Country, Santee’s work falls into the documentary poetic tradition. Through his writing, he attempts to recreate Indigenous/Cherokee thinking through the English language, making new culture in poetic form.

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