Dr. Deborah Miranda

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2011

Website: www.badndns.blogspot.com


  • Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir , Heyday (January 2013)
  • The Zen of La Llorona , Salt (2005)
  • Indian Cartography , Greenfield Review Press (1999)


  • Lenfest Sabbatical Fellowship(2012)
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship(2011)
  • Nomination for Pushcart Prize for “Cousins (Victor)”(2011)
  • Lenfest Sabbatical Fellowship(2007)
  • Institute of American Cultures Fellowship, UCLA(2007)
  • American Philosophical Society Grant for Native American Research(2006)
  • Finalist, Lambda Literary Award for Sovereign Erotics(2012)
  • Silver Medalist, Independent Publisher’s Award for Sovereign Erotics(2012)
  • Pathfinder Award, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers for Sovereign Erotics(2012)
  • Finalist, ForeWord “Book of the Year” Reviews for Sovereign Erotics(2012)
  • Nomination for Lambda Literary Award (Zen of La Llorona)(2005)
  • Invitational Week at Macondo Writer’s Workshop with Sandra Cisneros, San Antonio(2010)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: “Native American Literature and Community” at Evergreen State College(2003)
  • Connie Leach Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Achieving a Doctoral Degree; Seattle Indian Services Commission(2001)
  • Hedgebrook Invitational Residency, Hedgebrook Cottages for WomenWriters(2000)
  • Writer of the Year (Poetry), from the Native Writer’s Circle of the Americas(2000)
  • Diane Decorah Memorial First Book Award for Poetry, from the Native Writer’s Circle of the Americas (Indian Cartography)(1997)


  • Full Professor at Washington and Lee University (August 2004 - )
  • Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University (September 2001 - June 2004)


  • Doctoral Degree in English from University of Washington (June 2001)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry