Janna Soeder earned her M.A. degree in History from Ball State University and both a Master of Education and a B.A. in American Studies and History from Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication with a specialization in Rhetoric and Political Culture. Janna's research interests include the image of contemporary Native Americans in popular media, especially in film. She serves as a TA for COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practices.