Publications & Media
American Literature, Composition
Gretchen Ronnow was born in Reno, Nevada, and raised in the Sierra Nevadas mountains and Great Basin deserts. She received a BA and an MA in English from Utah State University and a PhD from the University of Arizona in Tucson with an emphasis on American literature and culture, American Indian literatures, and Arabic literature in translation. She has taught at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Southern Utah University, Utah State University, Barnaul State Pedagogical University in Siberia, Universidad de Sonora Mexico, and in Cunen, Guatemala.
She publishes and does presentations on topics in American literature, American Indian literature, gender studies, and Arabic literature. She has contributed to The Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Encyclopedia of North American Indians, The Dictionary of Native American Literature, and The Garland Directory of Minority Women. She received a Fulbright Foreign Scholar Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. She also produced a series of videotapes on the lives, myths, and politics of the Southern Paiute Indians.