Craig Womack is an author and professor of Native American literature. Creek-Cherokee by ancestry, Womack is best known for Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism, a book of literary criticism which argues that the dominant approach to academic study of Native American literature is incorrect. Instead of using poststructural and postcolonial approaches that do not have their basis in Native culture or experience, Womack claims the work of the Native critic should be to develop tribal models of criticism. Along with Robert Allen Warrior, Jace Weaver and Greg Sarris, Womack is categorized as a nationalist, a group that have significantly altered the critical metholodogies used to approach Native American literature.
Womack has also produced a novel, Drowning in Fire, about the lives of young gay Native Americans.
- Drowning in Fire, a novel. 2001
- Red on Red, 1999.
- "Baptists and Witches: Multiple Jurisdictions in a Muskogee Creek Story" Southern Spaces. July 17, 2007.
- Craig S. Womack, Daniel Heath Justice, Christopher B. Teuton Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective University of Oklahoma Press, 2008
- Craig S. Womack Art as performance, story as criticism: reflections on native literary aesthetics University of Oklahoma Press, 2009
- Brooks, Lisa, Michael Elliott, Arnold Krupat, Elvira Pulitano, Craig Womack. "Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism in Native American Literature: A Panel Discussion." Southern Spaces, 21 June 2011.
- "Academic Departments & Programs". college.emory.edu. Emory College of Arts and Sciences. 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011.