A Collaborative Publishing Imitative in Indigenous Studies

The University of Arizona Press, The University of North Carolina Press, The University of Minnesota Press, and The Oregon State University Press announce an exciting new Indigenous studies publishing initiative. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the collaborating presses will publish works by authors that reflect the expanding field of Indigenous studies. The initiative aims to demonstrate the ways Indigenous traditional and lived experiences can contribute to and reframe discourses on the history, culture, identity, and rights of Indigenous peoples worldwide

The collaborating presses are currently requesting book proposals by leading scholars in the field. First-time authors selected for participation in the publishing initiative will be eligible for research and travel stipends, as well as developmental editing. Once published, the books will benefit from a unique marketing program to help them reach a broad audience.

Advisory Board

An esteemed group of eight scholars aids editors in connecting with potential authors, provides consultation on ways to extend editorial and marketing reach into news areas, and advises the presses on new developments in the field of Indigenous studies.

Andrew Canessa ·  Jennifer Denetdale

Amy Den Ouden ·  Daniel Heath Justice

Eugene Hunn · Linc Kesler

Jean O’Brien ·  Jace Weaver

Press Acquiring Statements

The University of Arizona Press is acquiring works in the areas of ethnohistory, contemporary issues such as Indigenous rights and resource management, language revitalization, ethnoecology, collaborative archaeology, ethnography, gender studies, literature, and the arts.

Allyson Carter, editor-in-chief

Patti Hartmann, acquiring editor

The University of Minnesota Press is interested in acquiring and publishing interdisciplinary Native and Indigenous studies works arising out of anthropology, sociology, political science, and literary and cultural studies, with a special emphasis on global Indigenous cultures.

Jason Weidemann, acquiring editor

The University of North Carolina Press seeks to publish innovative scholarship on Native American and Indigenous history, culture, law and policy, narrative traditions, religion, and the arts. We are also interested in recent and contemporary histories of activism for and expressions of Indigenous political, economic, and cultural sovereignty.

Mark Simpson-Vos, acquiring editor

The Oregon State University Press acquires and publishes works in history, culture, language, and cultural resource management. Additional publishing foci include Native American and Indigenous perspectives on the cultural, social, and/or physical impacts of climate change, natural resource management, environmental matters, and practice and representation in the arts.

Mary Elizabeth Braun, acquiring editor.

For more information contact Natasha Varner, program coordinator



The Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in American (CSREA) announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant level in American Indian studies, which is a part of the Ethnic Studies program housed at CSREA. We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar with grounding in the humanities, social sciences or other relevant academic background who will lead the development of American Indian studies and contribute to the growth of comparative race and ethnic studies at Brown.

The appointment will be shared between CSREA/Ethnic Studies and the department appropriate to the candidate’s educational background and primary field of research, including but not limited to these departments at Brown: American Civilization and Public Humanities, History, Anthropology, Sociology, English, Education.  We welcome applicants whose research focuses on Native American/ American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan. A Ph.D. is required by the time the appointment begins in July 2010. Teaching experience and publications are highly desirable.


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