Michigan State University
Michigan State University
American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Malea Powell
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CHAIR – Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Malea Powell is Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University as well as a faculty member in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She is lead researcher for the Digital Publishing Lab at MSU, director of the Cultural Rhetorics Consortium, editor-in-chief of constellations: a journal of cultural rhetorics, past chair of the CCCC, and editor emerita of SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures. A widely published scholar and poet, her current book project, This Is A Story, examines the continuum of indigenous rhetorical production in North America, from beadwork to alphabetic writing. Powell is a mixed-blood of Indiana Miami, Eastern Shawnee, and Euroamerican ancestry. In her spare time, she hangs out with Native aunties, artists & poets, and does beadwork.



Email: powell37@msu.edu

Phone: 517-355-2400

Twitter: @MaleaMSU

Academia.edu: MaleaPowell



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