Tarren Andrews

Tarren Andrews joins the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2023. She is appointed as a Postdoctoral Associate for the 2022-23 academic year. Andrews received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has graduate certificates in Native American and Indigenous Studies; Culture, Language, and Social Practice; and College Teaching. Her scholarship employs critical Indigenous studies to re-evaluate and re-narrativize stories of the early medieval North Atlantic (pre-1100). Her forthcoming book takes a transtemporal approach to law and literature, re-examining legal and literary artifacts from the early medieval North Atlantic alongside resonant documents and stories from Turtle Island (North America). This work seeks to find origins of Anglophone settler colonial logics as they are manifested in U.S. and Canadian settler law to better understand how we might imagine anticolonial futures.  Dr. Andrews is also passionate about language revitalization and translation. She contributed the opening lines (ln. 1-12) in the 2021 translation of Beowulf by All. The citation for this “reservation translation” includes the Flathead Indian Reservation where Tarren grew up, which she credited as a co-author to honor the relationship between land and language.