Areas of Expertise
- AMERICAN LITERATURE
- LITERATURE, CRITICAL THEORY AND LITERARY CRITICISM
- NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
- NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE SOUTH
Annette Trefzer is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She has received her undergraduate education at the Universitaet Hamburg, Germany and received her PhD from Tulane University in 1992. She taught as a Visiting Professor at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and following four years of employment at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she organized and hosted an annual Native American symposium, she joined the University of Mississippi in fall of 1999 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. She has published numerous articles on the literature of the Global South. Her research centers on the culture and literature of disenfranchised groups including indigenous peoples and women. Her book Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction (Alabama, 2007) focuses on the roles Native Americans have played in the construction of the South?s cultural landscapes and argues that their under- examined presence in Southern literature provides a crucial avenue for a post- regional understanding of the American South. Her new book project focuses on the Native American South. She teaches courses in American literature, Southern Literature, Native American literature and Literary Theory. She served as a board member of the Society of the Study for Southern Literature and past President of the Southern American Studies Association. She served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English from 2009-2012.
TULANE UNIVERSITY/NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA (1992)