Proposals

Conference theme: Indians in Unexpected Places


The deadline for our 2018 conference has passed. All applicants should receive a decision by December 1st, 2017. 

With literature as a crossroads for knowledge—art, history, politics, science, religion, film, cultural studies—we once again welcome spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

We especially encourage proposals focused on current issues concerning resisting stereotypes of who and what Indigenous peoples are, confronting identity and cultural appropriation, and protecting intellectual sovereignty. Why? Because Indians are everywhere!

Electronic submissions are preferred but a printable Proposal Form can be found here.

All applicants will have a response by December 1st, 2017.

Nominations/Applications for the Beatrice Medicine Award for Scholarship in American Indian Studies due January 15, 2018. More on awards here.