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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Call for Papers for the 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

There is a call for papers for the 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium Dreaming the Roundhouse: A Transnational Indigenous Dialogue. Proposals from all current UC graduate students whose research critically addresses the issues, concerns, and lives of Indigenous peoples worldwide are welcomed. The deadline for submissions is January 31.

This year's theme is "Dreaming the Roundhouse: A Transnational Indigenous Dialogue." California was a transnational place where Indigenous peoples formed relationships of reciprocity with one another by sharing knowledge prior to the arrival of settlers; California remains a transnational place today. The theme of this year's symposium seeks to engage with different ways of producing knowledge, be they insights from dreams or wisdom from tradition. With regards to Native American Studies and Indigenous research, some of the questions we seek to dialogue about throughout our two-day symposium include, but are not limited to: How and why do we come to gain knowledge?; How does sharing knowledge create transnational spaces in the university?, How can research in Indigenous Studies model and improve research methodologies?; What kind of research best reflects California's fluid borders and longstanding tradition of Indigenous dialogue?; What role does an Indigenous dialectic play in academic research?
University of California Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate in this hemispheric dialogue. Papers should be in English and 12-15 minutes in length. Submission forms can be found on the website: http://ucdnasgrads.weebly.com/symposium2014.html
Please email your completed submission form by January 31, 2014.