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Caskey Russell

Associate Professor of EnglishCaskey Russell

Adjunct, American Indian Studies

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Chris “Caskey” Russell is from Seattle, Washington. He’s lived in Laramie since 2004. He teaches courses for English and American Indian Studies. He’s an enrolled member of the Tlingit Indian Tribe of Alaska. His hobbies include playing soccer, playing guitar and singing with his band Moral Panic, hiking/fishing/camping, and spending time with his two boys.


Ph.D., University of Oregon

M.A., Western Washington University

B.A., Western Washington University

Recent and Upcoming Courses

American Indians and Film
Modern Poetry
American Indian Literature

Selected Publications/Awards

John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 2016

“Anti-Discrimination Act, Alaska Natives, 1945,” in 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History. Edited by Donna Martinez. Greenwood Publishers (2016).

Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology by Margaret M. Zamudio, Caskey Russell, Francisco A. Rios and Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman. Routledge, Taylor and Francis (2010).

"Cultures in Collision: Cosmology, Jurisprudence, and Religion in Tlingit Territory." The American Indian Quarterly, Volume 33, Number 2, Spring (2009), pp. 230-252

"The Paradox of Sovereignty: Contingencies of Meaning in American Indian Treaty Discourse." American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 32:1 (2008) 1–19.

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