Y.G.S.N.A. Welcomes Jerome Jeffery Clark as 11th Henry Roe Cloud Fellow

Jerome Clark portrait
October 21, 2020

The Yale Group for the Study of Native America is delighted to welcome Jerome Jeffery Clark (Navajo) as the the 2020-2021 Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellow in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Jerome is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at Arizona State University where he is completing his dissertation, “Seeking Life: Diné Storytelling as Power, Imagination, and Future-Making.” Using a combination of literary, Native American Studies, and cultural methodologies, this study investigates Diné life-seeking moments that counter fear, hopelessness, and death by imagining and creating alternatives to settler colonial domination. Established in 2010 to help broaden the study of Native American and Indigenous Studies on campus, Jerome is the 11th scholar to hold this fellowship.

Beyond his dissertation research, Clark is co-editing a volume with Dr. Elise Boxer, tentatively titled, Nation to Academy and Back Again: The Formation and Movement of Indigenous Theory and Praxis, currently under contract with the University of Arizona Press. His research areas include Indigenous literature and stories, decolonization, settler colonialism, masculinity, and Indigenous futurity and imagination.

News of his fellowship has circulated across his home institution. The A.S.U. Graduate School recently offered a profile of Clark’s work that highlights receipt of his fellowship. The extended Y.G.S.N.A. community wishes him continued productivity and looks forward to the formal presentation of his work in Spring 2021.

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