Stephine Hunt is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in American Studies and a TA in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University at Buffalo. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of English at SUNY Fredonia and works for the Chautauqua Literary Arts at Chautauqua Institution. Her research interests span several fields of study including Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, Native American History and Literature, Decolonial Methodologies, Environmental Humanities, and Critical Race and Spatial Theories. She is currently working on her dissertation: "Radically Resurgent Currents: Haudenosaunee Literary Reconstitutions of Sovereign Waterscapes in Western New York".
I chose the American Studies PhD program because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program and the enthusiasm of the professors and students I met when I visited campus before I was officially a student. As a new PhD student, I am constantly impressed by the nature and depth of the scholarly and friendly conversations that happen within and outside the classroom in this department. - Stephine Hunt