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.
 

NAIS Editorial Board

 
Term Ends 2023
 
Chadwick Allen
(Chickasaw ancestry)
University of Washington
 
Gloria E. Chacón
(campesino and Maya Ch’orti’)
University of California San Diego
 
Alyosha Goldstein
University of New Mexico
 
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman
(Wanka/Quechua)
University of Minnesota
 
Penelope Kelsey
(Seneca descent)
University of Colorado, Boulder
 
Jonathan Kay Kamakawiaoʻole Osorio
(Kanaka Maoli)
University of Hawaiʻi Manoa
 
Term Ends 2024
 
Hiʻilei Julia Hobart
(Kanaka Maoli)
University of Texas at Austin
 
Arini Loader
(Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te tonga)
Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
 
May-Britt Öhman
(Lule/Forest Sámi, Tornedalian heritage)
Uppsala University and Luleå University of Technology
 
Keith Richotte
(Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
 
Term Ends 2025
 
Alejandra Dubcovsky
University of California, Riverside
 
Mark Rifkin
UNC Greensboro
 
Deondre Smiles
(Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)
University of Victoria
 
Cristina Stanciu
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Caroline Wigginton
University of Mississippi
 
Jani Wilson
(Ngāti Awa, Ngā Puhi, Mātaatua)
Independent scholar
 
Term Ends 2026
 
Jennifer Adese
(Otipemisiwak/Métis)
University of Toronto, Mississauga
 
Raymond I. Orr
(Citizen Potawatomi)
Dartmouth College
 
David Tavárez
Vassar College
 
John Troutman
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian
 
Eve Tuck
(Aleut Community of St. Paul Island)
University of Toronto
 
Michael John Witgen
(Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwa)
Columbia University
 
 

CALL FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

 
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.
 
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: journal@naisa.org.