Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Jaquetta Shade
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Jaquetta is a doctoral student in Rhetoric and Writing and a graduate research assistant for the American Indian Studies program.  As an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, her current research primarily focuses on meaning-making through everyday, cultural practices, such as cooking, and through rhetorical strategies in writing and other narrative forms. She is also interested in Native ways of knowing and teaching, embodied practice, material culture, representations of identity, and constructions of history.

Research Interests:

Cultural Rhetorics, American Indian rhetoric, Indigenous feminism, embodiment, land-based methods, and Indigenous pedagogy

Representative Work:

“Cherokee Domestic Folk Beliefs.” Southeast College American Indian Symposium Fall 2011, Southeast College, Durant, OK

“Indigepunk as Pastiche: Resistance at the Intersection of Roots Punk and Indigenous Tradition.” Southeast College American Indian Symposium Fall 2012, Southeast College, Durant, OK

“Of Fire and Water: Rhetoric of Memory and Place in Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave.” American Indian Studies Association Conference Spring 2015, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

“Land and Foodways of the Oklahoma Cherokee: Reclaiming Food Sovereignty.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference Summer 2015, Washington, DC