Dylan AT Miner

Dean and Professor

Contact Info

Office: C210G Snyder Hall
Phone: 517-884-1323


PhD, New Mexico
MA, New Mexico
BA, Western Michigan

Dylan Miner is an artist, activist, scholar, and the Dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University. A full professor in RCAH, he has been with the College since its founding in 2007 and was named dean in June 2022.

Dean Miner's book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published by the University of Arizona Press. His scholarly writing has been published and distributed by Duke University Press, Yale University Press, Washington State University Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, Oxford University Press, Michigan State University Press, University of Arizona Press, University of Toronto Press, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, and Blackwell, among others. Until spring 2022, he served as Director of MSU’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies program for seven years. 

Dean Miner is the only professional, practicing visiual artist serving as a dean at MSU. As an artist, he has hung more than two dozen solo art exhibitions, as well as participated in more than 115 group exhibitions. Recently, he exhibited in the Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone in Montreal and at the National Gallery of Canada. At the beginning of the pandemic, he hung a solo exhibition entitled “These Conditions Can Be Changed” at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre.

Born and raised in Michigan, Dean Miner is a registered citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario.