Andrea Riley-Mukavetz

Assistant Professor, Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department

233 Lake Ontario Hall
1 Campus Drive
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401
Phones: (616) 331-8218


  • LIB 314: Life Journeys
  • ITC 100: Introduction to Intercultural Competence


Dr. Riley-Mukavetz is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University. She in an enrolled member of the Chippewa of Thames band from Muncey, Ontario. Using cultural rhetorics and indigenous research paradigms, her research focuses at the intersections of contemporary rhetorical theory and community-based research to theorize non-western and indigenous knowledge making practices, the roles and responsibilities of American Indian women, and oral history methods. Andrea is currently finishing a co-authored book with an Odawa elder that explores the elder’s life story surviving boarding school, moving to Lansing, MI, and becoming a substance abuse counselor. 

Andrea is an active member in the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition. She is co-chair of the NCTE/CCCC American Indian Caucus, a member of the CCCCs Nominating Committee, co-chair of The Cultural Rhetorics Conference (CRCON), and a board member of the Cultural Rhetorics Consortium  

Before moving to West Michigan, Andrea worked as an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Writing at Bowling Green State University. Andrea is a Michigan girl—born and raised in Metro Detroit and loves to spend time at the shores of Lake Michigan, watching movies, and cooking. Andrea is committed to making space for Native people in academia and working with Native youth. 


“Our Story Begins Here: Constellating Cultural Rhetorics Practices”

“Towards a Cultural Rhetorics Methodology: making research matter with multi-generational women from the Little Traverse Bay Band” published in Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization 

“On Working From or With Anger or, How I learned to Listen to My Relatives and Practice All Our Relations,”

Andrea Riley Mukavetz

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University

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