Critical Indigeneities

Critical Indigeneities publishes pathbreaking scholarly books that center Indigeneity as a category of critical analysis, understand Indigenous sovereignty as ongoing and historically grounded, and attend to diverse forms of Indigenous cultural and political agency and expression. The series builds on the conceptual rigor, methodological innovation, and deep relevance that characterize the best work in the field of critical Indigenous studies.

We seek to publish work at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines and fields, including Cultural Studies, American Studies, History, Literature, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Legal Studies, Performance Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The series especially seeks books that are comparative or situated within a framework of global Indigeneity, that employ decolonizing methodologies, and that draw on Indigenous-centered theoretical and conceptual frames. Such work may engage with critical perspectives on sovereignty struggles, Indigenous intellectual sovereignty, public history and memory studies, decolonial histories, feminist and queer interventions, visual culture and representation, globalization, Indigenous modernities, and cultural production and criticism.

Series Editors

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli), Wesleyan University
Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), University of Minnesota

Editorial Board

Chris Andersen, University of Alberta
Irene Watson, University of South Australia
Emil′ Keme, Emory University
Kim TallBear, University of Alberta

UNC Press Sponsoring Editor

Mark Simpson-Vos, Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director

Please submit proposals to Mark Simpson-Vos. Proposals should address the following:

  • How does this project center Indigeneity as a category of critical analysis?
  • How does the project feature Indigenous sovereignty as ongoing and historically grounded?
  • How does the project attend to diverse forms of Indigenous cultural and political agency, and expression?
  • How does the project showcase conceptual rigor and methodological innovation?