Susan Dominguez

Full-time Lecturer

Guilford House 406

Susan Rose Dominguez holds a PhD with honors in American Studies from Michigan State University with concentrations in American Indian Studies and Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on American Indian Boarding and Canadian Residential Schools, representations of Native peoples. Her current book project is the biography of Yankton Sioux writer, Zitkala-Ša (1876-1938).

Prior to joining CWRU’s English Department and SAGES Program in the fall of 2008, Dominguez taught American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-­‐ Milwaukee and the University of Iowa. At Case Western, Dominguez uses her foundational English studies from the University of Wisconsin-­‐Madison in interdisciplinary writing-­‐intensive seminars on Indigenous Environmentalism as well as seminars tailored to second language learners, such as Academic Conversations, Dignity and American Indians, and One World Many Cultures.

Dominguez has published in the Centennial Review, Studies in American Indian Literatures, American Music Research Center Journal, reference encyclopedias on American Indian and Women’s history, and the International Writing Centers Association Newsletter. She wrote the new introduction to Zitkala-Ša’s American Indian Stories, Zitkala-Ša: The Representative Indian reissued by the University of Nebraska Press in 2003 (orig. 1921).

Dominguez serves on the National Board of Directors of Wordcraft Circle of Native Storytellers and Writers. Locally, she is a member of the Native American Culture Garden focus group in Cleveland.