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Dian Million

Associate Professor, American Indian Studies

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Biography

Dian Million (Athabascan) is Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and Affiliated Faculty in Canadian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Fairhaven College, Western Washington University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dian Million’s most recent research explores the politics of mental and physical health with attention to affect as it intersects with race, class, and gender in Indian Country. She is the author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights (University of Arizona Press, Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies Series, 2013) as well as numerous articles, chapters, and poems. Therapeutic Nations is a discussion of trauma as a political narrative in the struggle for Indigenous self-determination in an era of global neoliberalism. Reading unprecedented violence against Indigenous women and all women as more than a byproduct of global contention Therapeutic Nations makes an argument for the constitutive role violence takes in the now quicksilver transmutations of capitalist development. She teaches courses on Indigenous politics, literatures, feminisms and social issues.

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