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Elissa Washuta
Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of My Body Is a Book of Rules, a memoir forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She recently received a Potlatch Fund Native Arts Grant, an Artist Trust GAP Award, and a 4Culture Grant. In 2012, she was named an inaugural fellow in the Made at Hugo House program. She serves as adviser and lecturer for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Elissa received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington in 2009, and her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland in 2007.

More information is available at washuta.net.

Elissa Washuta teaches:
AIS 102 - Introduction to American Indian Studies
AIS 360 - American Indians in Cinema
AIS 377 - Contemporary American Indian Literature:
                        Autobiography
                        Novels
AIS 442 - Images of Natives in the Cinema and Popular Cultures
AIS 475 - The Twilight Series: Native Image & Myth