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NCAIS Graduate Student Conference

From left to right: Ashley Hayward (University of Manitoba), Molli Pauliot (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Michael Albani (Michigan State University) and Prof. Richard Boles (Oklahoma State University)

In late February, NCAIS sponsors a graduate conference for students to present papers relating to their research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Submissions are encouraged across a wide variety of disciplines relating to American Indian and Indigenous histories and cultures.

Graduate students propose papers in October and send a title and 250-word abstract of their paper to mcnickle@newberry.org. Papers are grouped into 45 minutes sessions followed by commentary from the NCAIS faculty. All presenters register for the conference in December, although no registration fee is required.

Accepted NCAIS students are given up to $300 to use toward travel expenses and can be reimbursed in advance for airfare when they submit a receipt. Students will also be given 2 nights at the NCAIS conference hotel, which is within walking distance of the Newberry. Students must attend the entire conference to receive reimbursement and a hotel room. All meals are included and served at the Newberry, where social activities provide a chance to interact with NCAIS faculty.

This year’s NCAIS Graduate Student Conference will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The Call for Proposals is now closed.

Stay tuned for the full preliminary conference schedule, which will be available in December.

Past Graduate Student Conferences

Upcoming Conference

Saturday, February 22, 2020
NCAIS Graduate Student Conference
NCAIS Graduate Students will be presenting papers in a number of academic fields related to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. NCAIS Faculty members and other students in the audience help presenters further develop their ideas and arguments through questions and constructive feedback. Preliminary Overview of Events: Saturday February 22