James Ruppert, Ph.D.

Professor of English & Alaska Native Studies
English Department, UAF
Fairbanks , AK 99775
(907) 474-6605
jkruppert@alaska.edu

Professor James Ruppert enjoys a joint position with English and Alaska Native Studies. His interests lie in Northern Studies, Native American Literature and Cinema. Much of his work has explored the complex interface between Native American Literature and mainstream American Literature as well as the emerging understanding of Native American oral and written literature. He is a past president of the Society for the Study of American Indian Languages and has held three Fulbrights. His publications include:

MEDIATION IN CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE and OUR VOICES: NATIVE STORIES OF ALASKA AND THE YUKON. 

Dr. Ruppert received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1981.

Article: "Listen for Sounds- An Introduction to Alaska Native Poets Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Fred Bigjim, and Robert Davis"

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