10:30 am – 12:15 pm and 1 – 2 pm
This Virtual Workshop will meet via Zoom.
NCAIS Graduate Workshop in Narrative and Research Methods
Hosted virtually by Oklahoma State University. This workshop was scheduled for March 2020, but was rescheduled for March 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Douglas Miller, History, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Lindsey Smith, English, Oklahoma State University
Our virtual and interdisciplinary workshop in Native Studies narrative and research methods invites participants to think creatively and critically about settled, unsettled, visible, and concealed features of urban places that can function as spatial archives. We ask students to explore their own home communities and institutions, or any city of their choice, and bring their findings to the group, in the interest of producing a collaborative workshop archive, derived from individual urban archives. So, rather than pore over traditional archival materials filed away in Halogen boxes stacked in research center basements, we hope to upend that standard approach and instead explore primary sources embedded in our respective cities’ historical and contemporary Indigenous avenues, spaces, structures, communities, and topographic memories. While we will read some literature in the form of monograph chapters, journal articles, maps, and Native newspapers, we are more interested in reading material embedded in Indigenous cityscapes. Whereas scholars have often cast cities merely as settler metropoles or terminals for twentieth century assimilation projects, we are interested in how Native peoples incorporated cities into their own efforts at work, education, social, and political opportunities, while creating or preserving Indian cities, and remaking, repurposing, and reclaiming Indigenous space. Ultimately, we intend to discuss how cities can be read as stories of sovereignty and survivance.
Leila Blackbird, University of Chicago
Mark Boxell, University of Oklahoma
Maribel Estrada Calderon, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Aimee Carbaugh, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Cate Costley, University of Colorado-Boulder
Ashton Dunkley, University of Minnesota
Ally Freedman, University of Manitoba
Ed Green, Penn State University
Karen Kramer, Harvard University
Robin Olive Little Jackson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hector Peralta, Yale University
Nicholas Perez, Cornell University
Paulina Franciszka Przystupa, University of New Mexico
Elena Telles Ryan, Princeton University
Kristina Rogers, Oklahoma State University
William Sampson, University of Washington
Angie Sanchez, Michigan State University
Enzo Toral, Northwestern University
The Spring Workshop is only available to graduate students in NCAIS-affiliated institutions. Students who were accepted to the 2020 Workshop have the option to retain their spot for the rescheduled workshop, or their institution will select another participant.