Faculty and Instructors

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

AIS Director and
Associate Professor, English

Teaching and research interests: Indigenous Literatures of North America, and Postcolonial Theory and Indigenous Literatures.

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Kimberly Blaeser

Kimberly Blaeser

Professor Emeritus

Teaching and research interests: Native American Literatures, Theories of Indigenous Literatures, American Nature Writing, and Creative Writing including Poetry, Life Writing, and Nature Writing.

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Nathon Breu


Teaches the AIS 105: Anishinaabe Ethnobotany: Plants in Anishinaabe Culture, AIS 203: Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past, and HIS 262: North American Indian History to 1887 courses.

Teaching and research interests: Indigenous history, language, and culture.

Angela Mesic

Associate Lecturer

Teaches the AIS 161 and AIS 162: Indigenous Languages of Wisconsin with curriculum developed in partnership with fluent elders. Encourages language revitalization of Anishinaabemowin and other indigenous languages.

Teaching and research interests: language pedagogy and curriculum and Anishinaabemowin literature and culture.

Honored Elders