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Sarah Hernandez

South Dakota State University's Oak Lake Writers' coordinatoR & OLWS Web Editor

Sarah Hernandez (Sicangu Lakota) is an Assistant Professor of English at South Dakota State University and also coordinates SDSU’s American Indian Studies program. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2016. She is currently revising her dissertation, “Toward a Dakota Literary Tradition: Examining Dakota Literature Through the Lens of Critical Nationalism,” into a book manuscript that traces the transformation of Dakota literature from an oral to a written form.


Tasiyagnunpa (Livermont) Barondeau

OLWS Website Administrator

Tasiyagnunpa Barondeau (Oglala Lakota) is a former tribal newspaper editor and social media consultant. She is currently taking a sabbatical from professional work to focus on her growing family.