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Rebecca Macklin

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow,

Penn Program in Environmental Humanities


Office Hours

Thursdays 11am-1pm and by appointment

Rebecca Macklin is 2020-21 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, and she specializes in Indigenous literatures and theory, with a focus on contemporary Native American, First Nations and South African writing and other forms of cultural production. Her work brings together interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to centre questions of gender, colonialism and environmental justice and her current project is focused on narratives of extraction. Her writing has appeared in publications including ARIEL, Interventions, Native American and Indigenous Studies and Wasafiri, and she co-edited a special issue of Transmotion on ‘Native American Narratives in a Global Context’ (July 2019). 

Rebecca completed her PhD at the University of Leeds, UK and, in 2017-18, she was Fulbright Visiting Researcher in English at Cornell University where she was affiliated with the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program. 

Courses Taught

spring 2021