Introducing Indigenous Imaginings
Building on the important critical interventions of the Indigenous Studies Series under Deanna Reder's editorial tenure, Indigenous Imaginings publishes compelling interdisciplinary scholarship that takes seriously the visionary and grounded work of Indigenous thinkers, artists, and activists, centred in ethical engagement with Indigenous worldviews, sovereignties, philosophical frameworks, legal orders, and politics. We seek projects that expand and unsettle the boundaries of discipline, form, and method in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular emphasis on the literary and expressive arts. Books in the series challenge us to think in deeper and more complex ways about Indigenous peoples’ intellectual, artistic, and cultural productions, histories, politics, and lived relations (both human and other-than-human), and to help us envision vibrant Indigenous futures beyond the settler colonial imaginary.
The series welcomes scholarly monographs, hybrid scholarly forms, and cohesive edited collections from Indigenous scholars and non-Indigenous researchers in substantive solidarity that extend important discussions in Critical Indigenous Studies. Submissions should consider diverse audiences, including non-academic and community readers, and be firmly grounded in and prioritize Indigenous scholars, scholarship, perspectives, and concerns. We particularly welcome works that attend to expansive understandings and analysis of Indigenous literary, intellectual, and artistic expression; ethical research, citation, and teaching practice; Indigenous feminist, Indigiqueer, and two-spirit issues; Black, Indigenous, and Black Native conversations, engagements, and solidarities; land-based learning and teaching praxis; other-than-human kinship and restorative ecological relations; Indigenous digital, media, and technology studies; Indigenous decolonial, anti-colonial, and resurgence politics, especially those in conversation across cultural, geographic, and nation-state boundaries; community-specific cultural, social, and literary histories; Indigenous theory and criticism; and Indigenous futurisms and speculative imaginings across time and space.
Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation/ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ)
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture
University of British Columbia
1866 Main Mall Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z1
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