Participant Info

First Name
Monica L.
Last Name
Motlow State Community College
Website URL
Indigenous, American Indian, African American, activism, representation, media, intersectionality, rebellion
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Personal Info

About Me

Monica L. Butler is an Assistant Professor of History at Motlow State Community College. Since earning her PhD in history at Arizona State University in 2008, she has taught in the humanities and social sciences at open-access institutions in the urban and rural South. Her research explores modern Indigenous and African American history with an emphasis on political representations in popular culture. Also engaged in the study and practice of Universal Design for Learning and Open Education Resources.

Recent Publications

“‘Life, Liberty, or Property’: Analyzing American Identity through Open Resources,” in Understanding and Teaching Contemporary American History since the Reagan Era, edited by Kim Quinney and Amy Sayward. Under Contract with University of Wisconsin Press.

“‘Guardians of the Indian Image’: Controlling Representations of Indigenous Cultures in Television,” American Indian Quarterly 42 (Winter 2018), 1-42.

Review of Georgian Trick Riders in American Wild West Shows, 1890s-1920s, by Irakli Makharadze, Journal of the West, 55 (Spring 2016): 95-96.

Review of Theorizing Native Studies, edited by Audra Simpson and Andrea Smith, Journal of Anthropological Research 71 (Summer 2015): 277-278.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
East Asia, North America, Southeast Asia, United States, Vietnam
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Genocide, Higher Ed, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Pedagogy, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Urban History, Women