Calls for Papers
UO Native Studies Research Colloquium Series
Native Strategic Initiatives seeks participations and proposals for the Native Studies Research Colloquium Series for the 2015-2016 academic year. Gathering 2-3 times per term in the Many Nations Longhouse (dates/times TBD), the colloquium series provides a forum to share ideas and scholarship, provide support and visibility for Native Studies on campus, and continue to build an intellectual community here at UO.
Last year’s series was a great success, bringing scholars and community members from across disciplines at all levels of the academy to discuss everything from Native theater and environmental justice to Native feminist reading methodologies to the role of gender in defining indigenous climate change experiences. We’d like to continue that momentum this year and invite individual proposals or panel sessions focusing on research, scholarship, pedagogy or creative work with significant Native content. Presentations at all levels of development are welcome, including recently-published work that we might engage, discuss, and more importantly, celebrate as a community.
If you’d like to propose a topic or have a specific idea, please send a short description along with a brief biography and the term in which you prefer to present to Lani Teves (email@example.com). We’ll work with the Longhouse and potential presenters to develop a schedule of events which should be finalized by mid-to-late-September.
We are pleased to announce the Journal of Global Indigeneity, a new, biannual, open-access e-journal. We are currently seeking submissions for our inaugural volume.
The Journal of Global Indigeneity seeks articles that interrogate the discourse and politics that shape the lives of Indigenous peoples and communities. JGI is interested in perspectives from and about Indigenous peoples from around the globe and very much recognises local and regional complexities. Our focus is on contemporary Indigenous identities, lives, and politics, and the ways that Indigenous knowledge is sustained, transformed, and subverted. We seek trans-global perspectives from multiple disciplines that are theoretical, experiential, and critical, particularly analyses that represent Indigeneity in complex and multiple ways. JGI encourages a broad range of contributors from across all disciplines, and aims to provide a cross- and multi disciplinary forum that brings together scholars who focus on Indigenous peoples in a global context. For more information, visit: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jgi/
Introduction: Sourcing chapter submissions pertaining to the interplay between First Nations, environmental ethics and the development of Alberta’s oil sands.
Overall objectives: The book will provide high-quality research that explores environmental ethics and the development of Alberta’s oil sands. The main focus of the book is to provide insights into current resistance from both Canada’s First Nations and their supporters. The book will host topics such as Indigenous phenomenology and environmentalism, environmental ethics (both for and against oil sands development) which take stewardship into account, and general discussions regarding environmental impacts. Please e-mail all inquiries and proposal submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org