PhD Union Institute & University, 2005
MFA Goddard College, 1996
Other Wilson College. Teaching Certificate. Secondary English, 1994
BA The American University, 1992
Native American Studies and Women & Gender Studies
Stephanie A. Sellers is a Native American Studies educator and researcher who teaches in the English Department and the Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs. She has been at the College since 2000. Dr. Sellers holds a doctorate in Native American Studies with an emphasis on Women of the Eastern Woodlands and an M.F.A. in creative writing. Sellers's dissertation, Native American Autobiography Redefined, was published in 2007 by Peter LangUSA, as was her second book, Native American Women's Studies: A Primer in 2008. She recently co-edited a volume with Menoukha Robin Case titled Weaving the Legacy: Remembering Paula Gunn Allen (West End Press at Univ of New Mexico 2017). Her poetry, essays, and coyote stories (the first form of social satire in the Americas) have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Native Literatures: Generations, American Indian Culture & Research Journal, Calyx: The Journal of Art and Literature by Women, and Americana E-Journal of the American Studies Institute at the University of Hungary, among others.
Her scholarship on Indigenous Feminisms is included in The Routledge Introduction to Feminist Thought and Action (2019), which won the Routledge 2019 Outstanding Book in the Humanities, Social Sciences Award AND the 2019 Outstanding Textbook in the Social Sciences Award. Additionally, Sellers contributed a chapter to The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature (2015).
Sellers has presented her research at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in the Brooklyn Museum and on the Native American Traditions panels at national conferences of the American Academy of Religion, Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Modern Language Association, National Women Studies Association, and the International Society for the Study of American Women Writers, etc.
Sellers was on the National Women's Studies Association's speaker's bureau from 2008-2010 and was a Founding Board of Director on a women's leadership committee of the American Association of University Women (2012--2016) in Washington, D.C.
In 2013, she was awarded the Gettysburg College Faculty Award for Community-Based Engagement, and was the Inaugural Director of the Women's Center from 2009-2014.