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.

We are seeking submissions for a special issue of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, guest-edited by Circe Sturm, that explores the intersections of “Blackness and Indigeneity,” including how these forms of personal and political subjectivity converge and diverge, and how race structures indigenous political claims and lived community. Submissions may include scholarly essays, research articles, personal narratives, interviews, oral histories, and theoretical commentary.
Articles should focus on any connections between blackness and indigeneity as they are experienced in the United States and Canada; should ideally examine the topic from a comparative, historical, or interdisciplinary perspective; and should offer new theoretical insights about the nature of racial formation in Native North America.
Submissions related to but not limited to the following topics are welcome:
* Blackness and Indigenous Political Recognition
* Black Experiences of Indigeneity
* Territorial Struggles and Land Claims among Afro-Indigenous Communities
* Indigenous Diasporas and De-territorialization
* Cultural and Linguistic Intersections among Afro-Indigenous Peoples
* Indigenous Slaveholding and Enslavements
* Blackness as a Structuring Narrative of Indigenous Identity
* Comparative Racializations
* Hidden Histories of Blackness in Indian Country
* Gender, Sex, Power, Desire in the Context of Settler Colonialism
* Marriage-Kinship Regulation and Property Regimes
* Racial Ideologies and Settler Colonialism

Deadline for Submission: Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 5, 2017.

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