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Name:  Annette Van Dyke  

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Van Dyke is an Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, English at the University of Illinois Springfield Campus.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Van Dyke is widely published in the area of Native American literary criticism on such authors as Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Paula Gunn Allen. She is the author of ''The Search for a Woman-Centered Spirituality'', which manages to combine most of her interests in one book. She has also written a feminist murder mystery, ''Hooded Murder''. Van Dyke served as President of the National Women’s Studies Association from 2000-2001 and received the Naomi B. Lynn Award in 2003. She is also a judge for the Illinois Center for the Book's Illinois Emerging Writers Competition.

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