Jeff Berglund, PhD

Jeff Berglund Professor
Northern Arizona University
U.S. Literature, with a specialization in American Indian literature
Blg 23 Rm #319
Phone: 928-523-9237


Jeff Berglund, Professor, holds degrees in English from Creighton University and Washington University, St. Louis and received his Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University with a specialization in U.S. literature.

His book, Cannibal Fictions: American Explorations of Colonialism, Race, Gender, and Sexuality was published in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin Press. He is currently co-editing a collection of critical essays on Sherman Alexie, forthcoming from University of Utah Press. He has published other articles in Studies in American Indian Literature, American Indian Quarterly, Camera Obscura, Studies in American Fiction, Mediating Chicana/o Culture: Multicultural American Vernacular, The Encyclopedia of Native American Literature, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. His forthcoming articles focus, respectively, on Simon Ortiz, Esther Belin, and Blackfire. In 2006 he was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for his project “Remembering the Long Walk to Hwééldi: Diné Memorial Histories” which was awarded a commendation for fulfilling the Endowment’s “We the People” initiative. In 2001 he co-directed the NEH Summer Institute on American Indian Literature for high school teachers. He has regularly presented papers at the annual conferences of the Modern Language Association, the American Studies Association, the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), the Native American Literature Symposium, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, and the Navajo Studies Conference.

Berglund teaches a range of classes including contemporary literature, U.S. literature, southwest literature, American Indian literature, and multi-ethnic literature. He is an affiliate faculty and member of the steering committee for Ethnic Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Applied Indigenous Studies. In 2008, he was selected as a Presidential Teaching Fellow and an inaugural member of the Teaching Academy at Northern Arizona University. In 2007, he received the President’s Award, given for “exemplary contributions to the NAU mission in at least three categories: creativity in teaching, creative use of technology, advising, assessment, recruitment/retention, collaborative research, diversity and service.”