Stephanie A. Sellers teaches topics in Native American Studies in the English Department and the Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Program, and is passionate about teaching her First Year Seminar on women's health. She holds a doctoral degree in Native American Studies with an emphasis on Women of the Eastern Woodlands, which has a significant women and gender studies research component. 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 2009. Her poetry, essays, and coyote stories (traditionally the first form of social satire in the Americas) have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as American Indian Quarterly, Native Literatures: Generations, American Indian Culture & Research Journal, Calyx: The Journal of Art and Literature by Women, FemSpec, and Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Additional work is published in the following books: The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, Good Medicine: An Anthology of Native American Humor (Lost Horse Press), Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery (Demeter Press), and Unfolding the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts on the Universe (Renegade Press). Sellers has presented papers 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, the International Society for the Study of American Women Writers, and co-Chaired a panel at the Northeastern Modern Language Association. She was on the National Women's Studies Association's speaker's bureau from 2008-2010.
Sellers is on the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Women's Leadership Educators committee of the AAUW and has been the Gettysburg College Representative to the American Association of University Women since 2013. She currently serves as Faculty Advisor to the Women's Leadership Track of the Garthwait Leadership Center.
In 2013, Sellers won the College's Faculty Award for Community-Based Engagement and Social Justice, and was the Inaugural Director of the Women's Center from 2009-2014.
Stephanie A. Sellers
Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Phone: (717) 337 - 6798
Box: Campus Box 0397
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD Union Institute & University, 2005
MFA Goddard College, 1996
BA The American University, 1992
Native American Studies and Women's Studies