UQ set to host a Native American Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference regional gathering

24 March 2022

The University of Queensland will host the annual Native American Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference 2022 - Regional Gathering, Brisbane, with the theme Indigenous Futures and Sustaining Liveliness.

NAISA is the largest scholarly organisation devoted to Critical Indigenous Studies. NAISA Conference 2022 is an opportunity for academics and scholars who are studying or interested in Critical Indigenous Studies and related disciplines to engage with emerging and leading scholars. 

A welcome event will be held on the evening of 29 May with the conference proceeding from 30 to 31 May at UQ's Customs House in Meanjin (Brisbane).

The conference celebrates Critical Indigenous Studies as a necessary inclusion to the academy for both domestic and global purposes.

In association with NAISA President Professor Brendan Hokowhitu and President-elect Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, UQ’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), invites paper submissions that address the theme Indigenous Futures and Sustaining Liveliness.

Proposals are welcome from faculty members, students, community-based scholars, Elders and professionals who are woking in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Proposals should be no longer than 200 words and can be in the form of individual papers, panel sessions and roundtables.

If you are accepted to present as part of the conference program, you must be a NAISA member. You can register to become a member on the NAISA website. All NAISA members who register for the conference will receive a registration fee subsidy. Due to time zone differences, sessions will be recorded and available for members to access on the NAISA website.