Malea Powell

Professor - Arts & Letters, American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Dr. Malea Powell is a Professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University as well as a faculty member in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She is the editor of College Composition & Communication, director of the Cultural Rhetorics Consortium, founding editor of constellations: a journal of cultural rhetorics, past chair of the CCCC, and editor emerita of SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures. A widely published scholar and poet, Dr. Powell’s current book project, This Is A Story, examines the continuum of indigenous rhetorical production in North America, from beadwork to alphabetic writing. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Miami University.

Malea Powell is Gabe Sanchez's mentor.