Andrea Knutson is an Associate Professor of English at Oakland University in SE Michigan. She's the settler descendant co-chair of the Native American Advisory Committee, which oversees the development of the 4 acre Native American Heritage Site on campus as an inter-Tribal food sovereign, educational, and ceremonial cultural space. Her scholarship focuses on plantation ecologies within the British empire, sovereign spaces within the plantation complex, and archival traces that reveal the racial geographies of plantation. She's been the recipient of two fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and has published in Early American Literature, Resilience: A Journal of Environmental Humanities, Edge Effects, and American Literary History. She's working on a second book about the materialism and sovereignty of clay in plantation histories.