Professor Angelica Lawson
Assistant Professor
Native American and Indigenous Studies

Office Location: Ketchum 271

Pronouns: she / her / hers



Ph.D., University of Arizona - American Indian Studies, 2006
M.A., University of Wyoming - American Studies, 2000
B.A., University of Wyoming - English, 1994

Research Interests

Intersections of global Indigenous film and new media in terms of resistance and resilience

Angelica Lawson (Northern Arapaho) is Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her work seeks to examine the intersections of national and transnational trends in Indigenous film and media. To this end, she has worked with Indigenous scholars, artists, and filmmakers from the United States, Aotearoa / New Zealand, Norway, and Finland. Her book manuscript, Indigenous Strategies of Resistance and Resilience: Literature, Film, and Media, outlines a methodology for utilizing site-specific Indigenous worldviews as a means for determining narratives of resistance and resilience in the work of numerous Indigenous artists.

Selected Publications

Carroll, Clint, and Angelica Lawson. “New Media, Activism, and Indigenous Environmental Governance: Politics and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Wolf Hunt.” Pp. 199-135 in Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos, edited by Salma Monani and Joni Adamson. New York: Routledge Press, 2017.

Lawson, Angelica. "Teaching Native American Filmmakers: Osawa, Eyre, and Redroad." Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory. Edited by Elise Marubbio and Eric Buffalohead. University Press of Kentucky, 2013. 202-222.

Lawson, Angelica. "Resistance and Resilience in Ofelia Zepeda’s Ocean Power: Aesthetics and Ethics in a Tribally Specific Work." Kenyon Review 32:1 (Winter 2010): 180-198.

Lawson, Angelica. "Native Sensibility and the Significance of Women in Smoke Signals." Sherman Alexie: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Jeff Berglund and Jan Roush. University of Utah Press, 2010. 95-106.

Professional Associations

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Association for the Study of American Indian Literature
Society for Cinema Studies
Modern Language Association