Lydia Presley

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Lydia Presley

Lydia Presley grew up in Omaha, NE, and she has lived all over the United States, from Florida to Hawaii. She received her B.A. in English Literature and Music Performance from Eureka College in Eureka, IL and her M.A. in English with specializations in Great Plains Studies and Ethnic Studies from University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She is currently a first year Ph.D. student and Othmer Fellow studying English Literature at UNL. Lydia's research and interests center on Native American literature. Specifically, she studies boarding school narratives and the survival and resistance found in them. Her current projects are working with the gossip columns in the Genoa Indian School's newspaper, The Pipe of Peace, and the creation of a digital humanities project that will allow for the preservation and accessibility of stories told by the students at the Genoa Indian School.