Lawrence J Evers

About Lawrence J Evers

Larry Evers is a professor in the Literature Program.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a post-doctoral fellow in Anthropology at the University of Chicago.   Founding editor of Sun Tracks: an American Indian Literary Series published by the University of Arizona Press, he holds a joint appointment with American Indian Studies.  Larry Evers served as Head of the English Department from 1995 to 2007 and again from 2011 to 2013.   He led an NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers and has received a number of fellowships and grants from NEH and NEA.  He was the recipient of the Vision 2000 Award for Exceptional Leadership from the UA Commission on the Status of Women, the Graduate and Professional Students Association’s Administrator of the Year, and a Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Award.  Publications include: Yaqui Deer Songs/ Maso Bwikam, Coyote Songs/Wo’i Bwikam, and Hiakim: The Yaqui Homeland, all co-authored with Felipe S. Molina; Home Places, co-edited with Ofelia Zepeda; Native American Oral Traditions: Collaboration and Interpretation, co-edited with Barre Toelken; and The South Corner of Time.   Evers produced Words and Place: Native Literature from the American Southwest, a series of eight films in cooperation with Arizona Public Media (http://wordsandplace.arizona.edu).  The Poetics and Politics of Water  (http://poeticsandpolitics.arizona.edu) is an ongoing project with Professor Ofelia Zepeda and the American Indian Studies Program.

Selected Publications

  • Yaqui Deer Songs/ Maso Bwikam, Coyote Songs/Wo’i Bwikam, and Hiakim: The Yaqui Homeland, all co-authored with Felipe S. Molina
  • Home Places, co-edited with Ofelia Zepeda
  • Native American Oral Traditions: Collaboration and Interpretation, co-edited with Barre Toelken
  • The South Corner of Time   
  • Evers produced Words and Place: Native Literature from the American Southwest, a series of eight films in cooperation with Arizona Public Media (http://wordsandplace.arizona.edu)
  • The Poetics and Politics of Water (http://poeticsandpolitics.arizona.edu) is an ongoing project with Professor Ofelia Zepeda and the American Indian Studies Program.
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Contact Information

Lawrence J Evers
Professor, English
Telephone: (520) 621-3416
Office: 365 Modern Languages Bldg
Office Hours: Mon. & Fri. 11am-noon and by appointment (please email for appointment)
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences