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Editorial Information

Call for manuscripts

Editorial policies


Jean M. O’Brien (Objibwe), professor of history at the University of Minnesota.

Robert Warrior (Osage), director of American Indian Studies and professor of American Indian studies, English, and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Managing Editors

Kyle T. Mays, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jameson Sweet, Department of History, University of Minnesota


Editorial Board:

Jennifer Adese
Carleton University

Kim Anderson
Wilfrid Laurier University

Kathleen Brown-Perez
(Brothertown Indian Nation)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Luis Carcamo-Huechante
University of Texas and Comunidad de Historia Mapuche

Vicente M. Diaz
University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

Chad Hamill
Northern Arizona University

Suzi Hutchings
Central Arrernte)
University of Adelaide

Beth Leonard
(Deg Xit'an Athabascan)
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Arizona State University

Kelly McDonough
(White Earth Ojibwe heritage)
University of Texas

May-Britt Öhman
(Lule/Forest Sámi)
Uppsala University

Mwalim Peters
Bridgewater State University

Jacki Thompson Rand
(Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
University of Iowa

Dylan Robinson
University of British Columbia

Phillip Round
University of Iowa

Maureen Trudelle Schwarz
Syracuse University

Noenoe Silva
(Kanaka Maoli)
University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Alice TePunga Somerville
University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Coll Thrush
University of British Columbia

Kiara Vigil
(Dakota and Apache heritage)
Amherst College

Maggie Walter
(trawlwoolway palawa of the north eastern nation of Tasmania)
University of Tasmania



Manuscript submission guidelines can be found here.

Manuscripts should be no longer than 35 pages, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and in 12-point font. Send submissions to .



Native American and Indigenous Studies invites reviews of books and other materials on topics relevant to our field for publication in the journal.
Reviews should be up to 750 words long and submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font. We will consider essays of greater length that review multiple books, films, or other materials on a particular topic, theme, or area.

Publishers and distributors can send materials for review consideration to:

NAIS Reviews
American Indian Studies
University of Illinois
1204 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Those interested in knowing what materials are available for review can check our Twitter feed and Facebook page: Follow us on Twitter @review4NAIS and like our page on Facebook.

Send reviews to .




The editors of NAIS take great care to minimize actual and potential conflicts of interest in the editorial process. Discussions and deliberations about submissions from editors, editorial board members, editorial managers, and current or past students of the editors do not include the person with the conflict until a final decision is made on the manuscript. For instance, a submission by a former graduate student of one of the editors is handled with no input from that editor. Instead, the other co-editor will ask a member of the editorial board to work with him or her in consideration of the manuscript.   

With the exception of reviews, all material published in NAIS undergoes anonymous peer review. 


NAIS welcomes work that is the product of collaborative authorship. The journal's standard practice is to list co-authors alphabetically. We will, however, list authors at their request to conform to disciplinary or other professional conventions. 


Complaints or queries regarding journal content or editing should go to , one of the editors, or an editorial board member. Subscription inquiries should be sent to