Laura Adams Weaver works as an instructor in the English Department and Native American Studies and serves as the webmaster for the INAS website. She specializes in Native American and African American literatures and Narrative Theory.
She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from California State University, Stanislaus, and a Ph.D. (A.B.D.) in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
She is currently at work on a project entitled, "Keeping Time: Temporality in American Indian Storytelling," which focuses on the narrative strategies through which American Indian writers resist the myth of the "vanishing" Indian and reassert a contemporaneous indigenous presence in the story of American identity.
Her most recent work is "Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty" written with Jace Weaver (due out from W.W. Norton, 2016). She is also the author of several articles and reviews about Native American culture, including "Indigenous Migrations, Pilgrimage Trails, and Sacred Geography" in Cave, City and Eagle's Nest (with Jace Weaver, University of New Mexico Press, 2007), and "Native American Creation Stories" in Encyclopedia of Women and Religion, edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Reuther (Indiana University Press, 2006), which won the 2006 Waldo G. Leland Prize for best reference tool in the field of history.