Kai Pyle

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Contact Me

pylex044@umn.edu


Affiliations

Kai Pyle is a Two-Spirit Métis and Sault Ste. Marie Nishnaabe writer originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their research examines the ways that queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Anishinaabe people have memorialized their history through the maintenance of kinship relations across time and space. Rooted in Anishinaabe ways of knowing and the language of Anishinaabemowin, they draw on methods from disciplines such as linguistics, history, literature, education, and anthropology in their work. They have additional research interests in Métis history, transnational Indigenous feminism, Indigenous language revitalization (especially of Michif and Anishinaabemowin), transgender studies, and Black/Native relations in North America.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: First Nations Studies, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, 2016.

Specialties

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Queer and trans history
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Anishinaabe studies
Publications
  • Naming and Claiming: Recovering Ojibwe and Plains Cree Two-Spirit Language: Pyle, Kai, Duke University Press, Transgender Studies Quarterly, 5 574-588, 2018.