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For the past decade, Brianna Burke’s teaching and research has explored the connections between environmental justice, American Indian studies, climate change, and animal studies.  Currently she is finishing a book titled Becoming Beast: The Humanimal in Climate Justice Literatures, which explores the shifting ideologies of what it means to be (considered) animal in a world of decreasing resources. She has two forthcoming publications: “Disemboweling the Hyperreal in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja” forthcoming in Animal Futurity, and another “Rewriting, Reimagining, and Remaking the World in Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle” in Comparative American Studies. During her position at Hamilton, Burke will also remain an associate professor of American Indian Studies and Environmental Humanities in the English Department at Iowa State University.

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Tufts University
M.A., Tufts University
B.A., Saint Michael's College

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