Faculty Profile

Michelene Pesantubbee

Michelene Pesantubbee is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  She is Associate Professor specializing in Southeastern Native American religious traditions, Native American women, and Native American religious movements.  She regularly teaches an introductory course to Native American religious traditions, Native American environmentalism, and Native American women and religious change.  She is currently working on a book project on Shawnee women in the Shawnee movement of 1805-1812.  Her publications include Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World: The Clash of Cultures in the Colonial Southeast.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005; Beyond Domesticity: Choctaw Women Negotiating the Tension Between Choctaw Culture and Protestantism with new Introduction” in Native Womens History in Eastern North America before 1900, eds. Rebecca Kugel andLucy Elderveld Murphy, University of Nebraska, 2007; and “Wounded Knee:  Symbol of Resistance and Recovery,” in Recovering Memory: Exposing Religion, Violence, and the Remembrance of Place, eds. Oren Baruch Stier and J. Shawn Landres, University of Indiana Press, 2006.

Michelene Pesantubbee