Miriam Brown-Spiers

Assistant Professor of American Studies and English

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 173
Email: mspiers1@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-6125
Fax: 470-578-


Miriam received her B.A. in English from Oglethorpe University and her M.A. and Ph.D in English, as well as a graduate certificate in Native American Studies, from the University of Georgia. Before coming to KSU, she taught at Miami University Middletown and the University of California Merced, where she had the opportunity to teach courses in Women’s and Gender Studies and Writing Studies, as well as English and Native American Studies. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary Indigenous literatures, formal and generic experimentation, 20th and 21st century American literature, comics, and ethnic American literatures. Her current book project examines the ways that Native novelists have adapted the generic tropes of science fiction as a means of resisting cultural assimilation and reasserting the value of Indigenous knowledge in the twenty-first century.

Program Members

Aguilar, Rudy
Bradley, Regina
Brown-Spiers, Miriam
Dickey, Jennifer
Dudenhoeffer, Larrie
Dyckhoff, Danelle
Gephardt, Katarina
Grooms, Tony
Hill, Rebecca
Keltner, Stacy
Kim, Na-Rae
King, David
Lands, LeeAnn
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
Lieberman, Robbie
McClintock, Diana
McGrew, Mandy
Miller, Cherie
Niemann, Linda
Okie, Tom
Omidvar, Iraj
Piecuch, Jim
Powell, Tammy
Pynn, Tom
Richards, Anne
Silva, Ernesto
Thomas, Griselda
Way, Albert
Whitlock, Ugena
Wright, Trey