Dr. Margaret Noodin

Wisconsin, United States

Member Since: 05/04/2014

Margaret Noodin received an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves as the Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems have been anthologized in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Poetry Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Water Stone Review, and Yellow Medicine Review. With her daughters, Shannon and Fionna, she is a member of Miskwaasining Nagamojig (the Swamp Singers) a women’s hand drum group. To see and hear current projects visit www.ojibwe.net where she and other students and speakers of Ojibwe have created a space for language to be shared by academics and the native community.  

Website: www.ojibwe.net

Twitter Username: @OjibweNet


  • Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature , Michigan State University Press (March 1, 2013)
  • Weweni: Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English , Wayne State University Press (January 1, 2015)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Minnesota (May 1990)
  • Doctoral Degree in English - Linguistics from University of Minnesota (September 2001)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry