Trained as an art historian, Dylan Miner holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico – with a focus on Arts of the Américas – and has published extensively. To date, he has published more than sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries – some that you can download below. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. Miner is currently completing two new books: one on contemporary Indigenous aesthetics – Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism, Autonomy – and a book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn). Miner publishes at the intersection of art, radical political thought, Indigenous studies, geography, history, and cultural studies.
Note: additional and updated texts are available here, as well.
2014 – Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island
2015 – 'Makataimeshekiakiak, Settler Colonialism, and the Specter of Indigenous Liberation'
2013 – 'Stories as Mshkiki: Reflections on the Healing and Migratory Practices of Minwaajimo'
2012 – 'Halfbreed Theory: Maria Campbell’s Storytelling as Indigenous Knowledge and Une Petite Michin'
2012 – 'Radical Migrations through Anishinaabewaki: An Indigenous Re-Mapping of the Great Lakes'
2012 – 'Aztlán, Anishinaabewaki, Ixachilan: Radical Hemispheric Indigeneity and the Liberation of Art through the Graphic Work of Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl'
2010 – 'When they Awaken’: Indigeneity, Miscegenation, and Anti-Colonial Visuality'
2009 – 'From Aztlan to Red River: The Continental and Comparative Cultures of Chicana/o and Métis Anti-Colonialism'
2007 – 'El Grito del Diseño: The Radical Visual Language in Chicana/o Newspapers'
2005 – 'Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl: Wobbly Heir to the TGP'
2013 – 'Teaching "Art as Social Justice:" Developing Prefigurative Pedagogies in the (Liberal) Art Studio'
2011 – Hasta la Victoria (Deportista) Siempre: The History of Sports Posters in Revolutionary Cuba'
2009 – 'Provocations on Sneakers: The Multiple Meanings of Athletic Shoes, Sport, Race, and Masculinity'
2008 – 'Straddling la otra frontera: Revisioning Chicana/o Art History Through MiChicana/o Visual Culture'
2005 – 'El renegado comunista: Diego Rivera, la Liga de Obreros y Campesinos and Mexican Repatriation in Detroit'
2005 – 'The Latin American Left and Diego Rivera’s Political Contribution,' translation from Spanish of original text by Alberto Híjar
2015 – 'Agamiing, Awasaakwaa – On the Shore, Across the Forest' (Uncorrected Proof)
2015 – 'Gaagegoo Dabakaanan miiniwaa Debenjigejig (No Borders, Indigenous Sovereignty)'
2014 'Ni-aazhawa’am-minis, a Provisional Place for Crossing Over'
2013 – 'Tikibiing Booskikamigaag: An Indigenous History and Ecology of Flint, Michigan'
2011 – Essays from Refuge: A Migratory and Momentary Guide to Ljubjlana, in English and Slovenščina.
2007 – 'Red (Pedal) Power: Natives, Bikes, and Anti-Colonial Art'
2005 – Essay from Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
2014 – Indigenous Aesthetics from Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, second and revised edition
2011 – Entry on Louis Riel from Encyclopedia of Native American History
2009 – Indigenous Radicalism from International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution
2008 – Entries on Aztlán, Chicana/o Movement, Industrial Workers of the World, and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán (MEChA)
2007 – Entry on César Chávez from Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
2007 – Short entry on the Grape Boycotts from Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
2007 – Short entry on Mural Art from Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
2015 – 'An Irreducible and Irreconcilable Gesture'
2012 – 'Wisconsin Uprising(s): An essay on Nicolas Lampert'
2011 – Essays on Diego Romero, Will Wilson, Jason Luján, and Jean Lamarr
INTERVIEWS + ESSAYS ON ARTWORK
2015 – 'Silence of Sovereignty' essay by Noémie Despland-Lichtert
2013 – Interview in First American Art Magazine by America Meredith
2011 – Interview in Måg Magazine (Norway) by Audhild Dahlstrøm
2012 – Lake-Effect: Rurality and Ecology in the Great Lakes
2009 – Review of KB Witherspoon, Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games