The NAIS Speaker Series brings indigenous activists, writers, and scholars to the University of Texas at Austin campus to encourage an active intellectual and community engagement with indigenous peoples and their diverse cultures and struggles throughout the world.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Southwestern University
Talk: Postindian Pop: Tribal Tele-Visions of Sitcom Sovereignty
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Talk: "Turning the Looking Glass on Early American Literature: Mary Rowlandson in Native Space"
David Delgado Shorter
Associate Professor of World Arts and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles
Talk: "Sexual Healing in Contemporary Tribal Ethnographies"
Larry Loyie (Cree)
First Nations Writer, Founder of the Living Traditions Writers Group
Talk: "A Survivor's View of the Residential School System in Canada"
Audra Simpson (Kahnawake Mohawk)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Talk: "Sovereignty, Sympathy, and Indigeneity"
Natalio Hernandez (Nahautl)
Associatión de los Escritores en Lenguas Indigenas, Mexico
Talk: "Yancuic xochicuicatl/Nuevos cantos floridos/New Flowery Songs"
Magne Ove Varsi (Sami)
Founder/director of the Gáldu Resource Center for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Kautokeino, Norway.
Talk: "Sami Rights and Self Determination"
Associate Profressor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Talk: "Selling the Southwest: Tourism and Trade in the American Southwest, 1868-1940"
Intermedia Research Studio, Theory and Culture, Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta
Talk: "Agitating Images: Photography and the Everyday"
Kehaulani Hauanui (Hawaiian)
Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Wesleyan University
Talk: "Hawaiian Sovereignty Matters: Independent Statehood v. the 50th State"
Andrea Smith (Cherokee)
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California Irvine
Talk: "Native American Women and the Christian Right"
Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante (Mapuche)
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin
Talk: "The Frequency of Differences: Radio and Indigenous Cultures in the Americas"
Emma Chirix (Maya-Kaqchikel)
FLASCO Guatemala/CIESAS Guadalajara
Talk: "A Sociological Perspective on Kaqchikel (Maya) Sexuality"
Craig Womack (Creek)
Associate Professor of English, Emory University
Talk: TAke Me bBack to Turkey, Texas, I'm Too Young to Bury: The Riot Explained"
Renya Ramirez (Winnebago)
Associate Professor of Native American Studies, University of California Santa Cruz
Talk: "Native Hubs: Culture, Community and Belonging in the Silicon Valley"
Circe Sturm (Mississippi Choctaw Descendent)
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Talk: "Going Native: The Racial and Cultural Politics of Reclaiming Cherokee Kin"