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Liza Black

Department of History, Department of American Studies

Expert Bio

Liza Black is an assistant professor of history and Native American and Indigenous studies at IU Bloomington. She is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and teaches and writes on American Indian history.

Her first book, “Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960,” argues that mid-century films served as a space where Native people inhabited representations of themselves while also using the space for economic survivance. Her second book, “How to Get Away With Murder,” is a transnational history of the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States, Canada and Mexico. One of the book’s chapters addresses the life of Savanna Greywind and will appear in the edited volume, “Gender and the American West,” with Routledge in 2021.

Areas of Expertise

American Indian history, Native American history, Indigenous history, history of film, history of women, history of violence, American history.

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