NAISA Conference May 17–19, 2018


Forthcoming in January 2018

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association


Los Angeles, CA
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.

All persons working in Native American and Indigenous Studies are invited and encouraged to apply. We welcome proposals from faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; from community-based scholars and elders; and from professionals working in the field. We encourage proposals relating to Indigenous community-driven scholarship.

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2017, 11:50pm EST

The abstract collector site is not yet open, but the link will be shared via email and on our website as soon as it is available.

PLEASE NOTE: The Program Committee limits submissions to one proposed session per person, in order to maximize representation at the meetings. Each person can only be part of one proposal of any kind. The Program Committee reserves the right to disqualify proposals that include individuals who are part of more than one proposal. Someone may however, be proposed to both Chair and present or Chair and comment within one session.  Also, someone may organize a panel in which s/he does not have an active role and would be able to present a paper or chair/comment at another time in the program.  The Program Committee may recruit panel chairs and commentators from people on successful proposals. No more than two panels can be included in proposals for linked sessions.



NAISA strives to make its annual meeting a safe space for all attendees. We expect everyone in attendance, whether as a NAISA member, guest, vendor, or otherwise to behave in a professional manner. We also expect everyone to abide by all local, state/provincial, and national laws. NAISA maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual or other harassment. The NAISA council reserves the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to bar anyone from attendance at the annual meeting.

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