Professor Allen’s work centers around studies of contemporary Native American and global Indigenous literatures, other expressive arts, and activism. Author of the books Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts (Duke UP, 2002) and Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies (U of Minnesota P, 2012), he is co-editor, with Beth Piatote, of The Society of American Indians and Its Legacies (a special combined issue of the journals Studies in American Indian Literatures and American Indian Quarterly, 2013) and the current editor for the journal SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures. In 2013-2014, he served as President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). In addition to his primary work on Indigenous self-representation, Professor Allen has a strong secondary interest in US frontier literature and the popular western, and he has written extensively on the Lone Ranger and Tonto.
- Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies receives $1.8M Mellon Foundation grant - September 23, 2019
- Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Turns 1 year old - May 23, 2019
- University Launches New Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies - October 25, 2018