Angela Calcaterra specializes in pre-1900 American literature, Native American literatures, and Indigenous Studies. She teaches courses that range from Early American Protest Writing to Contemporary Indigenous Literature and Film. Her first book, Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), centers Indigenous aesthetic practices in early and nineteenth-century American literary history and rethinks the literary returns of cross-cultural encounter. Her scholarly articles have appeared or are forthcoming in PMLA, Early American Literature, Studies in American Indian Literatures, and A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction, edited by Cindy Weinstein (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Her public writing has appeared on the CNN opinion page. She is currently at work on a second book project, titled Bearing Arms: Indigenous Object-Orientations and US Gun Violence, 1200 to Today, a literary archaeology of American gun culture and Indigenous peoples' relationships to weapons and alternative technologies.