CRRES Faculty Affiliate Liza Black is one of five assistant professors awarded the 2022 Indiana University Bloomington Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. The Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is the highest honor bestowed on pre-tenure faculty at the university level. The award recognizes promising tenure-track faculty who have not yet been granted tenure and includes resources to help expand research programs or creative activities. Those chosen for this prestigious award have begun to create nationally known research programs and have dedicated significant time to teaching and service at the university.
Dr. Liza Black's research has aided her audience in comprehending how many events such as representation, labor, land dispossession, and gendered violence are linked to the likelihood of danger and the continued vanquishment of Native peoples. To creatively mix conventional archives, oral history, storytelling, and tribal histories, Black employs the disciplines of history, Native American studies, cinema studies, and gender studies.
Currently, Dr. Black is an Assistant Professor of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies at Indiana University. She is an expert on the portrayal of Native people in American film, the subject of her book "Picturing Indians." She is now writing her second book, "How to Get Away with Murder," a transnational history of the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Congratulations, Dr. Liza Black!