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Adam Spry (White Earth Anishinaabe) teaches Native American, global Indigenous, and American literatures. His research examines the intersection of Native cultural production and U.S. federal Native American policy over the past two centuries. His monograph, Our Warpaint is Writers' Ink (2018), is a comparative literary history of writing by, and about, the Anishinaabeg people since the nineteenth century. 



B.A., Pacific Lutheran University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Online Education
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Political Communication


Our Warpaint is Writers' Ink: Anishinaabe Literary Transnationalism. SUNY Press, 2018. 254 pp.


Awards & Honors

Henry Roe Cloud Fellowship in American Indian Studies, Yale University


McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, Florida Education Fund