Dr. Dian Million (Tanana Athabascan) has been teaching in AIS since 2002. Dr. Million received her M. A. in Ethnic Studies in 1998 and her Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. Currently Dr. Million is an Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and an Affiliated faculty in Canadian Studies, the Comparative History of Ideas Program, and the English Department at UW. Dian Million’s most recent research explores the politics of mental and physical health with attention to affect as it informs race, class, and gender in Indian Country. She is the author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights (University of Arizona Press, Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies Series, 2013) as well as articles, chapters, and poems. Therapeutic Nations is a discussion of trauma as a political narrative in the struggle for Indigenous self-determination in an era of global neoliberalism. Reading unprecedented violence against Indigenous women and all women as more than a byproduct of global contention Therapeutic Nations makes an argument for the constitutive role violence takes in the now quicksilver transmutations of capitalist development. As an active writer and poet she strives to bring experiential and felt thought to classrooms. Dian Million has been part of an ongoing Indigenous conversation on theory and Native studies. Million is the author of “Felt Theory: An Indigenous Feminist Approach to Affect and History,” “Intense Dreaming: Theories, Narratives and Our Search for Home,” and most recently “A River Runs Through Me: Theory from Life” in Theorizing Native Studies (Audra Simpson and Andrea Smith, Eds., Duke University Press, 2013). She teaches courses on Indigenous politics, literatures, feminisms and social issues.
Dr. Million teaches:
AIS 270 - Indians of the Pacific Northwest
AIS 340 - Indian Children and Families
AIS 377 - Contemporary American Indian Literature
AIS 378 - Contemporary American Indian Literature: A Northwest Focus
AIS 451 - Critical Conversations in American Indian Studies AIS 441: Gender in AI/AN Lives
- Million, Dian. "Indigenous Matters" in Gender: Matter. Edited by Stacy Alaimo. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2017.
- Million, Dian. “There Is A River in Me: Theory From Life,” in Theorizing Native Studies, Andrea Smith and Audra Simpson, eds., Durham: Duke University Press, 2014
- Million, Dian. "Trauma, Power, and the Therapeutic: Speaking Psychotherapeutic Narratives in an Era of Indigenous Human Rights,” in Reconciling Canada: Historical Injustices and the Contemporary Culture of Redress, Pauline Wakeham and Jennifer Henderson, Eds, University of Toronto Press, 2013
- Million, Dian. Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013.
- Million, Dian. "Intense Dreaming: Theories, Narratives and Our Search for Home,” in Special Issue, ed. Jace Weaver, The American Indian Quarterly, Peer reviewed, 20 pages, v35, n.3, Summer 2011.
- Million, Dian. "Felt Theory: An Indigenous Feminist Approach to Affect and History,” Wicazo Sa Review, v24 n9, Fall 2009.
- Million, Dian. “Felt Theory,” American Quarterly, Summer Issue, June 2008.
- Million, Dian. “Policing the Rez: Keeping No Peace in Indian Country,” Social Justice, v27, n3, 2000, 18 pages
- Million, Dian. "Telling Secrets: Sex, Power and Narratives in Indian Residential School Histories”, Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la femme: National Identity and Gender Politics, Peer-reviewed, v20, n2, Summer 2000, 12 pages.
- The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge
Summer 2016 A-term
Summer 2015 A-term
- Full Recording of Short Talks: Home - February 5, 2021
- The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Call for Presenters - December 19, 2019
- 2014 "Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge Symposium ~ Registration Now Open - August 18, 2014
- THERAPEUTIC NATIONS: HEALING IN AN AGE OF INDIGENOUS HUMAN RIGHTS by Dian Million - Now available! - September 23, 2013
- Summer course: The Health and Wealth of Native Nations - May 8, 2013
- Indigenous Foods/Ecological Knowledge Symposium! May 1-2, 2013 - February 19, 2013
- Dian Million's "Felt Theory" Is an Award Finalist! - May 9, 2011
- AIS summer course offerings - April 22, 2011