Welcome to the Native American and Indigenous Studies ProgramWe've moved! We are now located in Room 2.106 on the second floor of the new College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA). Please refer to our map
The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program at the University of Texas at Austin has a global, comparative focus with a particular strength in the Americas. NAIS fosters and supports teaching and intellectual engagements around the languages, cultures, knowledges, histories, and current political struggles of indigenous peoples. We are particularly concerned with scholarship and intellectual exchange that contributes to the economic, social, and political advancement of indigenous peoples.
NAIS offers both an Undergraduate Certificate and a Graduate Portfolio program. While NAIS is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, our faculty and course offerings span schools and colleges through the university, including Education, Law, Music, and Information Sciences. The programs offer courses that allow our students to develop a broad and in-depth understanding of indigenous thought and indigenous issues. They also provide a community for NAIS students through social events, a brown bag series in which students present their work, and strong ties to student organizations. When our new office opens in January 2013, we will also have a lounge/meeting space with refreshments and access to educational materials for our students.
NAIS also runs an exciting speakers series that provides students, faculty and community members the opportunity to learn from and connect with indigenous intellectuals from around the world. Check out our recent speakers by clicking on the link to the left!
NAIS contributes to efforts to build a diverse campus by actively working on recruitment of indigenous students and faculty.
NAIS provides funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student summer research.
For more information, please see our brochure here.
We will be sending out the call for Summer 2013 graduate and undrgraduate summer research and professional travel grants soon. Please check back soon for more details.