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Department of

C. Caskey Russell

Associate Professor for the Department of English
American Indian Studies Program, Acting Director
Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., Western Washington University
B.A., Western Washington University
Ross Hall 114/Hoyt Hall 245


Courses Regularly Taught:

American Indian Literatures

American Indian Film

American Indian Humor

American Indians and the Environment



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).

Selected Articles:

"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

"Tools of Self-Definition: Nora Marks Dauenhauer's 'How To Make Good Baked Salmon From The River.'" Studies in American Indian Literature, (2004) Vol. 16.3

"Language, Violence, and Indian Mis-education." American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 26:4 (2002) 97-112.


Soccer, both playing and watching (Favorite Teams: Seattle Sounders & US National Team); Running; Fishing; Hiking; Playing Guitar; Writing Fiction.

Side Note: The use of my middle name (Caskey) came about during a game of darts in 1993.  My first name is Christopher.

Research Interests:

American Indian Literature and Film; Rhetoric of American Indian Sovereignty; 20th Century American Literature; Critical Race Theory

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