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Lydia M. Heberling

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. English

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Interest

  • Indigenous Studies
  • American Indian and Pacific Indigenous Literatures
  • Narrative Aesthetics and Material Cultures
  • Critical Surf Studies

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About

Dr. Lydia Heberling received her Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington in 2021. Her areas of expertise are in American Indian literatures, with a focus on the literatures from Indigenous California, as well as the emerging field of critical surf studies. Her most recent work focuses on aesthetic and formal innovations in twentieth and twenty-first century California Native literatures.
She is currently working on an article that examines the relationship between colonialism, catastrophic waters, and surfing in three creative non-fiction works by Indigenous writers.

 

Publications

Heberling, Lydia. “Surviving Catastrophe: Traveling with Coyote in Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir.” Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 33, nos. 1-2 (spring-summer 2021), pp. 1-26.

Furlan, Laura and Lydia Heberling. “Reimagining Native California with Deborah Miranda’s Bad Indians.” Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 33, nos. 1-2 (spring-summer 2021), pp. ix-xviii.

 

 

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