Beth Piatote, Author of Inaugural Publication in Yale University Press’s Henry Roe Cloud Series, Featured on “New Books in Native American Studies”

Beth Piatote, Author of Inaugural Publication in Yale University Press’s Henry Roe Cloud Series, Featured on “New Books in Native American Studies”

March 10, 2014

           Last year, Yale University Press released the first book in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity.  Authored by UC-Berkeley Native & Ethnic Studies Professor Beth H. Piatote, Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature traces contests over settler-national domestication and the defense of tribal-national culture in turn-of-the-century literature and law.

          In May, new YGSNA graduate student Andrew Bard Epstein interviewed Beth Piatote for his online podcast series New Books in Native American Studies. Over their hour-long discussion, Piatote recalled her path to the project, touched on the book’s major themes, and introduced listeners to groundbreaking Native literary figures like Pauline Johnson, S. Alice Callahan and D’arcy McNickle. 

          Each month, New Books in Native American Studies picks a newly published work in Native American and Indigenous Studies and spends an hour speaking with the author. Recent interviews have included Kim TallBear, Fred Hoxie, Mishuana Goeman and many more.