Naisa

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

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Elections

The elections are now closed. The Nominations Committee appreciates the participation of all members throughout the nominations and election process as well as those who agreed to stand for election. Your participation is a vital aspect of NAISA’s continued success as an organization.


The election results are as follows:

President Elect:
Aroha Harris
 
Council:
Caskey Russell
Troy Storfjell
 
Nominations Committee:
Jenny Davis
Jennifer Gomez Menjivar


Sincerely,
Nominations Committee
Danika Medak-Saltzman and Julie Reed, co-chairs
Nepia Mahuika
Niigaan Sinclair
Veronica Tawhai
Adam Gaudry

Annual Meeting

NAISA CALL FOR PAPERS for the 10TH ANNUAL MEETING

Los Angeles, California | May 17-19, 2018

The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings. 

Click here:  https://www.aisc.ucla.edu/naisa2018/default.aspx  for more information.
 

NAIS Journal

2017 NAISA Editor Search

 

Dr. Jean O’Brien and Dr. Robert Warrior will complete their term as Founding Editors of NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies at the end of the 2019 NAISA annual meeting. The NAISA Council has initiated the search for their successor(s), whose appointment will be a four-year term beginning June 1, 2019. To assure a smooth transition, the new editor(s) will be named in mid-2018.

 

Position Description

 

The Editor or Editors of NAIS give leadership to the organization and production of NAISA’s scholarly journal. The awarding-winning NAIS is published bi-annually through an agreement between NAISA and the University of Minnesota Press. Individuals or groups of two or more are welcome to apply for the editorship.

 

Application

 

Please submit a letter that addresses your qualifications and offers a sense of your vision for NAIS, as well as your CV. All applications are due by January 1, 2018. The council will conduct interviews at the 2018 annual meeting. Candidates for the position of Editor should be prepared to attend and participate in interviews at the annual meeting. We strongly encourage candidates to discuss their intentions with their academic administrators (deans, department chairs, etc.) so that they can come to the interview prepared to articulate the institutional support they will receive if appointed to the editorship (for example, course releases, graduate and/or other student or staff support, any additional financial contribution). The new Editor will be expected to be in regular contact with the current Editors during 2018-2019 to ensure an orderly transition, taking over full responsibility on June 1, 2019

 

Wake Forest University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of mid-19th century United States history, particularly the era of the Civil War, for appointment beginning July 2018. The teaching and research portfolio for this position includes the period from 1830 to 1877, comprising the Jacksonian era, slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction. The teaching of an introductory-level World Civilizations course is required. Excellent teaching of undergraduates and high-quality scholarship are central to Wake Forest’s mission. We expect candidates will have Ph.D. in hand by July 2018. 

Interested applicants should apply online at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com with a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Applicants must make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation (in either Word or PDF format) must be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Technical problems with submissions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All materials must be received no later than November 1, 2017. Initial interviews will take place in Washington DC at the AHA in January of 2018.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.  Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. AA/EOE