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

 

The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time position in Native American Studies, to begin July 1, 2018.  Our expectation is to make a tenure-track hire, at the rank of assistant professor, but we are also open to making a senior appointment.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a related discipline, but period and research specialization are open.  The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in Native American Studies and American Studies.

 

The American Studies program at Williams, among the oldest in the US, strongly values interdisciplinary work and is one of the college’s key sites for comparative work on race, ethnicity, and diaspora; we are deeply committed to building Native American Studies not only within the unit but at the college more broadly.  We value the diversity of our program faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.  Information about the program can be found at:  https://american-studies.williams.edu/

Please send the following application materials to the program chair, Mark Reinhardt, via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/43136: a letter of application, which includes a summary of current scholarship, teaching experience, and any additional relevant information for the search committee; a curriculum vita; a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching; an article-length writing sample; and three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for receipt of materials is October 15, 2017.   All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.   Widely recognized as one of the leading undergraduate institutions in the US, the college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students.  Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.