Joy Porter

Professor Joy Porter

Professor of Indigenous History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Nottingham)

Summary

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

Book

Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness

Porter, J. (2014). Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness. Bison books

Book Chapter

The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature

Porter, J. (2018). The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature. In K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature, 45-60. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4_4

Progressivism and Native Identities

Porter, J. (2014). Progressivism and Native Identities. In G. D. Smithers, & B. N. Newman (Eds.), Native diasporas: Indigenous identities and settler colonialism in the Americas, 273-296. University of Nebraska Press

Progressivism and Native American Self-Expression in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century

Porter, J. (2014). Progressivism and Native American Self-Expression in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century. In G. D. Smithers, & B. N. Newman (Eds.), Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Setller Colonialism in North America, 273-296. The University of Nebraska Press

Journal Article

Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship

Porter, J. (2013). Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship. Journal of American Studies, 47(2), 439-458. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875812000795

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£79,066.00

Started

1 October 2017

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Joy Porter welcomes enquiries on all aspects of indigenous studies and US environmentalism.

Completed PhDs

Edward Mair, Native American Slaveholding and Biracial Alliance Amongst Native American Indian and African Americans 1500-Present. Supervisors: Professor Joy Porter, Professor John Oldfield.

Susannah Hopson, (2017), The Process of Memory: A Comparative Study of Native American Massacre Sites, 1863-1864.

Current Supervisions

Juli Schlag, Trees in Indigenous America in Historical and Biological Context. Supervisors: Professor Joy Porter, Professor Roland Ennos.

Heather Hatton, Treatied Narrativity.

Mark Millard, Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space.