Presentation College English instructor Kiera Ball recently presented papers at two conferences. Ms. Ball presented “Colonizing the Great Plains: Manifest Destiny and Little House on the Prairie” at the Great Plains Symposium in Lincoln, Neb., March 31, 2017.

On April 22, 2017, she presented “The God of Shabby Places: Providence and the Prairie in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead” at the Annual Dakota Conference of the Northern Plains held at the Center for Western Studies, at Augustana University.

American literature and American history are two of the core subject areas of Presentation College’s American Studies Program.