Susan Dominguez began her advocacy for American Indians as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Michigan State University with concentrations in American Indian Studies and Women’s Studies. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intergenerational trauma of American Indian Boarding and Canadian Residential Schools.
Prior to joining CWRU’s faculty, Dominguez taught American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Iowa. At Case, Dominguez teaches interdisciplinary writing-intensive seminars, covering topics on Indigenous Environmentalism, Dignity and American Indians, Identity and Community. Dominguez serves as faculty advisor to the Indigenous Alliance @CWRU and sits on the planning committees for DeColonizing Cleveland (Oct 2017) and the SJI’s 2017 Think Tank. Locally, she is a member of the Cleveland Native American Culture Garden steering committee.