BA, 2019, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago
MA, 2021, Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of Chicago
Sasha (they/he) researches breast cancer as a form of colonial violence. They are particularly interested in the complex interplay between environmental, structural, and biomedical racism and how respectful disease prevention and treatment for Indigenous people is often deprioritized in the contemporary North American medical landscape. Sasha's MA thesis focused on This Place:150 Years Retold and its position and function as speculative futurist resistance work. He is particularly interested in how Indigenous futurist texts explore embodiment as a locus of state violence and site of resistance, especially the works of Métis authors Chelsea Vowel and Cherie Dimaline.
His broader academic interests include the intersection of digital and physical presence, trauma studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, queerness, and science/tech studies. Beyond campus, Sasha loves to garden, rock climb, and write poetry.
Weiss, A. "(Not) Looking Back, Looking Forward: Post- and Futurememory in Everywhere at the End of Time." Forthcoming in Journal of Literature & Trauma Studies 8:2
Weiss, A. autumn is when the ghosts come out. Blanket Sea Press, forthcoming October, 2022
Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities Fellowship, Indiana University, 2022-24