authored books

Mark My Words:Native Women Mapping Our Nations

Dominant history would have us believe that colonialism belongs to a previous era that has long come to an end. But as Native people become mobile, reservation lands become overcrowded and the state seeks to enforce means of containment, closing its borders to incoming, often indigenous, immigrants.

In Mark My Words, Mishuana Goeman traces settler colonialism as an enduring form of gendered spatial violence, demonstrating how it persists in the contemporary context of neoliberal globalization. The book argues that it is vital to refocus the efforts of Native nations beyond replicating settler models of territory, jurisdiction, and race. Through an examination of twentieth-century Native women’s poetry and prose, Goeman illuminates how these works can serve to remap settler geographies and center Native knowledges. She positions Native women as pivotal to how our nations, both tribal and nontribal, have been imagined and mapped, and how these women play an ongoing role in decolonization.

University of Minnesota Press, 2013

Book chapters

“On-­going Storms and Struggles: Sexual Violence and Resource Exploitation in Solar Storms”

Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies 

ed. Joanne Barker, Duke University Press, 99-126, 2016.


Frontiers, 38.1

“Combahee River Collective Statement: A 40th Anniversary Retrospective” 

Invited Contributor, eds. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Kristen Koblenz, Fall 2017.