Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and English
Office: Dyer House,
150 Power St., Room 110
Phone: (401) 863-1125
PhD, University at Buffalo, 2014
AM, University of Chicago, 2008
BA, Trinity College, 2007.
Dr. Warburton is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and English. She is an interdisciplinary literary scholar whose work focuses on the intersections of literature and radical social movements. She comes to Brown from Lummi/Coast Salish territory in Bellingham, WA where she is an Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in the Program of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Western Washington University. Focusing on Native and Indigenous Literatures of North America and Oceania, her work explores both the historic and potential relationships between literary production and radical political intervention. Entitled The Politics of Make Believe: Answering Native Women’s Writing in Contemporary Anarchist Movements, her current book project explores how the political, aesthetic, and rhetorical interventions of contemporary Native women’s literatures can aid in addressing some of the limitations of current anti-authoritarian movements in North America. Along with Cowlitz writer Elissa Washuta, she is also the co-editor of the collection Exquisite Vessel: Shapes of Native Nonfiction, a collection of nonfiction writing by contemporary Native authors.