Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Native American literature, Robert Frost and his poetry, American studies, “The Diary of the Reverend Oscar Elmer” (first clergy in Moorhead and Fargo), and literary theory/philosophy
Recent Projects and Achievements
Professor Postema has been named Principal Investigator of Concordia College’s team in a $5 million, nine-school grant from the Mellon Foundation titled “Crafting Democratic Futures.” The grant is focused on reparations at the local level for past and present social injustices. Concordia’s team is working with the Fargo-Moorhead Native American community to ameliorate the problems of intergenerational trauma caused by enforced attendance at boarding schools—institutions that were intended to wipe out Native cultures.