Recipient of a Critical Theory Travel Grant, 2017-2018
Through ethnographic and literary research, Tasha Hauff’s dissertation project examines the politics of langauge in U.S. settler colonial contexts. Specifically, Hauff aims to understand what Native languages mean to Native communities today, and further, what Native languages mean to the non-Native individuals and institutions that support Native language revitalization. Her interest in the politics of language also informs her teaching philosophy. When teaching both Native American Studies and college writing, she encourages students to question the limits and possibilities of English—and of language itself— as a tool for communication both within and outside of the academy.