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.
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli), Wesleyan University
Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), University of Minnesota
Chris Andersen, University of Alberta
Irene Watson, University of South Australia
Emil Keme, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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?
The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States
Published: November 2021
Alaska's Indigenous and Asian Entanglements
Published: June 2021
Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions
By Susan Burch
Published: April 2021
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century
Published: October 2019
Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State
Published: October 2019
Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty
Published: May 2019
Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century
Published: April 2019
Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures
Published: November 2018
The Politics of Hawaiian Performance
Published: April 2018
Music, Language, and Diné Belonging
Published: March 2017