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Jessica Doe (née Mehta, Tyner)

Jessica Doe (née Mehta, Tyner), PhD is an Aniyunwiya inter/multi/anti-disciplinary poet, artist, and scholar. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, but born on the northwest region of Turtle Island (fka Oregon in the United States), space, place, and Indigenization are driving forces in her work, which has been described as avant-garde conceptualism. Jessica’s doctoral research focused on the intersection of female poetry and eating disorders with an emphasis on Sylvia Plath. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Bengaluru, India, she curated an anthology of contemporary Indian poetry written in the colonizer’s tongue.

Jessica has undertaken poetry and artist residencies around the globe including at Hosking Houses Trust with an appointment at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon (England), at the Penington Friends House in Manahatta (fka New York City) with a Bayard Rustin post, and at the Crazy Horse Memorial on Oceti Sakowin territory. Her work has been featured at galleries and exhibitions around the world, including the Asheville Art Museum on ancestral Aniyunwiya lands, The Emergency Gallery in Sweden, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Oga Po’geh, land of the Tewa/Tanos (fka Santa Fe, New Mexico).