Billy J. Stratton

Dr. Billy J. Stratton is an associate professor in the Department of English where he teaches contemporary Native American and American literature, poetics, film studies, and writing. He is a Fulbright fellow alumni (Germany) whose critical, creative, and editorial work on such topics as contemporary American literature and culture, Native critical theory, oratory, and studies of the works of writers including, Cormac McCarthy, Gerald Vizenor, Nora Marks Daunehauer, and Chuck Palahniuk has appeared or are forthcoming in numerous books and journals including Arizona Quarterly, The Journal of American Culture, Wicazo-Sa Review, Studies in American Indian Literature, Rhizomes, and Salon. Stratton’s first book, ‘Buried in Shades of Night’ (2013), addresses Native American subjectivities within the context of the Indian captivity narrative genre, King Philip’s War, and colonial American history.

His latest projects include a critical assessment of the “fictions” of Stephen Graham Jones, which is now available from the University of New Mexico Press (2016), as well as a fiction project set in Appalachian coal country—a sample from which can be read in Cream City Review (39:1, 2015).

He has been instrumental in efforts to create dialogue at DU around the issue of the Sand Creek Massacre, and has edited and published several works on that theme. Additionally, he serves at DU as Special Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Native American Partnerships and Programs.



Remembering the US soldiers who refused orders to murder Native Americans
13 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Native Americans, USA
In 1864, 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people were massacred in Colorado. But two brave captains refused to obey orders


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