Dr. Jason Edward Black is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte. His research program is located at the juncture of rhetorical studies and social change, with an emphasis on Native resistance and LGBTQ community discourses. Black is the co-author of Mascot Nation: The Controversy over Native American Representations in Sports (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2018) and the author of American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2015). He is also co-editor, with Casey Ryan Kelly, of Decolonizing Native American Rhetoric: Communicating Self-Determination (Peter Lang, 2018), with Charles E. Morris, III, of An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk's Speeches and Writings (University of California Press, 2013) and, with Greg Goodale, of Arguments about Animal Ethics (Lexington, 2010). Black’s work has appeared in American Indian Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Argumentation & Advocacy, Southern Communication Journal, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly, the Canadian Journal of Native Studies, and in other journal outlets and numerous book chapters. Black is currently completing a second mascot book titled Mascotting Indigenous Canada: Colonial and Decolonial Representations in Sport Culture (contracted with University of Toronto Press) as a part of a Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University's Centre for Canadian Studies in winter term 2020.