Professor Porter is an interdisciplinary researcher and teacher of Native American Indian history in relation to war, modernity, literature and the environment. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the University cluster Treatied Spaces: Environment & Peoples in America, 1607-1890.
Her work has benefited from awards from the Fulbright Commission, AHRC, British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.
Professor Porter was appointed to the AHRC Strategic Review College, 2016-2020, and reviews for the Leverhulme Trust, Fulbright Commission and Higher Education Academy.
Her latest book was Native American Environmentalism (2014) and her next is The Native American Poet of the First World War.
Joy Porter is a member of REF 2021 Sub-panel 28 (History) as sub-panel Interdisciplinary Advisor. Her appointment is for the duration of the REF 2021 exercise.
Professor Porter joined the Faculty of the Department of Native Studies at Dartmouth, 2015-16 as a Fulbright Scholar.
She delivered the 2015 lecture in celebration of Native American Heritage Month at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; spoke for the Department of History at West Point Military Academy and at the Native American Cultural Center, Yale University, Connecticut for the Yale Group for the Study of Native America.
Professor Porter also delivered the 2013 Sankey Lecture at Brock University, Canada