NAIS Editorial Board


The Editorial Board advises the editors on issues of publishing ethics; peer reviews of submitted manuscripts; and suggestions of reviewers of submitted manuscripts and published books and other appropriate media. The Editors seek to assemble a Board that represents the demographic, geographic, and scholarly diversity of NAISA’s membership.

Board terms are four years and are staggered so that approximately one quarter of the Board cycles off each year.

Applications for Board seats are accepted each year – see below for more information.


Current NAIS Editorial Board

Jennifer Adese (term ends 2022)


University of Toronto, Mississauga


Lourdes Alberto (term ends 2021)


University of Utah


Chadwick Allen (term ends 2023)

(Chickasaw ancestry)

University of Washington


Gloria E. Chacón (term ends 2023)

(campesino and Maya Ch’orti’)

University of California San Diego


Eric Cheyfitz (term ends 2020)

Cornell University


Alejandra Dubcovsky (term ends 2021)

University of California, Riverside


Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (term ends 2023)


University of Minnesota

Alyosha Goldstein (term ends 2023)

University of New Mexico


Joanna Hearne (term ends 2021)

University of Missouri


Brendan Hokowhitu (term ends 2020)

(Ngāti Pukenga [Māori])

University of Waikato


Penelope Kelsey (term ends 2023)

(Seneca descent)

University of Colorado, Boulder


Daniel Heath Justice (term ends 2022)

(Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

University of British Columbia


Aileen Moreton-Robinson (term ends 2020)


Queensland University of Technology


Jonathan Kay Kamakawiao’ole Osorio (term ends 2023)

(Kanaka Maoli)

University of Hawai`i Manoa


Christopher Pexa (term ends 2020)

(Spirit Lake Dakota)

University of Minnesota


Keith Richotte (term ends 2021)

(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)

University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill


Daniel Rivers (term ends 2021)

(Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Ohio State University


David Delgado Shorter (term ends 2020)



John Troutman (term ends in 2022)

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian


Eve Tuck (term ends in 2022)

(Aleut Community of St. Paul Island)

University of Toronto


Renae Watchman (term ends in 2022)


Mount Royal University


Every year Native American and Indigenous Studies seeks applicants for the Editorial Board of the academic journal. New members’ terms begin on the date of the year’s annual NAISA meeting. Applications may be submitted at any time between one year’s annual meeting and April 1 of the following year. The Editors occasionally reach out to recruit members of the Editorial Board in order to maintain a Board that represents the demographic, geographic, and scholarly diversity of NAISA’s membership.

Deadline to receive applications: April 1 of each year, or until Board is named.

Scope of NAISNAIS is a blind/peer reviewed scholarly journal published two times a year by the University of Minnesota Press.

Qualification and requirements of candidates:

Key qualities of Editorial Board members:

  • An established record of scholarship in Native and Indigenous studies;
  • Strong awareness of the worldwide scope of Indigenous studies;
  • Commitment to actively serving in an advisory capacity to the editors, furthering their vision of the journal, their vision of the journal and fulfilling its mandate;
  • Willingness to take up various duties appropriate to the role of Editorial Board, especially (at the editors’ discretion) the assessment of manuscripts and recommending peer readers and reviewers.

Candidates must be members in good standing of NAISA and maintain their membership
for the duration of the appointment.

The application packet should include:

  • Cover letter providing information about the applicant’s qualifications;
  • Curriculum vita.

All application packets (in PDF format) should be sent to: