Franci A Washburn

Associate Professor, American Indian Studies

Franci Washburn holds a BA with a double major in English/Spanish; an MA in English (Creative Writing, Fiction) and a Ph.D. in American Studies with an emphasis in Cultural Studies, all from the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation, Beauty of Sound and Meaning: An Analysis of Lakota Oral Tradition, was directed by M. J. Young. She has been employed at the University of Arizona since 2004 with a joint appointment in the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of English. Research and teaching interests:American Indian literature, Indigenous World literature, Globalization and Indigenous Peoples, Critical Theory, Creative Writing (fiction and poetry), Curriculum Structure and Development. She is currently developing a new course on Globalization and Indigenous People. She has directed or served on, or is currently serving on student dissertation committees with the following topics: