[Los Angeles Times] Carceral architecture is everywhere in L.A. What could the city look like without it?

Christoper Soto, Assistant Director of Development for the Institute of American Cultures, gives an interview on his debut collection, “Diaries of a Terrorist” with the LA Times! By André Naffis-Sahely Christopher Soto is the living embodiment of the best poetry being written in Los Angeles right now: queer, punk, pro-migrant, irrepressibly rousing and political, with … Read more

LA Social Science Book Series About Incarcerated Indigenous Women Migrants with Professor Shannon Speed

UCLA Professor Shannon Speed‘s new book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, examines the myriad forms of violence that Indigenous women from the Americas face. Dr. Speed, UCLA American Indian Studies Center Director and Gender Studies and Anthropology Professor, characterizes the structural violence these women endure as “neoliberal multicriminalism” where … Read more

Director Shannon Speed’s Incarcerated Stories named one of CHOICE’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2020!

Congratulations to Director Shannon Speed whose recent book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, was named one of CHOICE’s Outsanding Academic Titles for 2020! Every year in the December issue, in print and online, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. … Read more

Director Shannon Speed’s Forthcoming Edited Volume, Indigenous Women and Violence Feminist Activist Research in Heightened States of Injustice

INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND VIOLENCE FEMINIST ACTIVIST RESEARCH IN HEIGHTENED STATES OF INJUSTICE EDITED BY LYNN STEPHEN AND SHANNON SPEED How Indigenous women experience and resist systemic violence Indigenous Women and Violence offers an intimate view of how settler colonialism and other structural forms of power and inequality created accumulated violences in the lives of Indigenous … Read more

Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo’s New Book, “Making History IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts” Released

Congratulations to Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo who just recently released a new book, “Making History IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts” (UNM Press)! NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release     Contact: Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director 505.424.2351 or eric.davis@iaia.edu For press images contact: Sallie Wesaw 505.428.5908 or swesaw@iaia.edu Institute of American Indian Arts IAIA … Read more

New from UCLA American Indian Studies Center Press: Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations

Drafting and adopting a constitution is a collective journey of self-discovery and reflection for any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous. This book is a guide for communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process. It draws on research, firsthand experience with constitution writing and constitutional change, and … Read more

The LA Times reviewed Onondaga writer Eric Gansworth’s YA novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here

By Mary MacVean August 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m. “If I Ever Get Out of Here,” Eric Gansworth’s first novel for young people, rings true with a sophisticated look at what it’s like to be an outsider and what it takes to be a true friend. Lewis Blake has precious little going for him in school; … Read more

Professor Mishuana Goeman’s New Book Featured on UCLA Today

By Razmig Sarkissian March 8, 2013 Mishuana Goeman, assistant professor of gender studies, has written a new book, “Mark My Words: Native Women (Re)mapping Our Nations.” The book examines the role of 20th-century native women’s literature in remapping settler geographies. “Mark My Words” traces settler colonialism as an enduring form of gendered spatial violence, demonstrating … Read more

New Book: Language Planning and Policy in Native America, by Professor Teresa L. McCarty

Format: Paperback – 304 pages ISBN: 9781847698629 Published: 19 Feb 2013 Publisher: Multilingual Matters Dimensions: 234 x 156 (R8vo) Availability: Available (recent release) “This work is a beautiful testimonial to this historic time when Native American communities are taking control of their own linguistic futures. In contrast to the view of language policy as primarily … Read more

Review of Professor Paul Kroskrity’s “Telling Stories in the Face of Danger: Language Renewal in Native American Communities”

Telling Stories in the Face of Danger: Language Renewal in Native American Communities. Edited by Paul V. Kroskrity. 2012. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 264 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8061-4227-2 (hard cover). Custer on Canvas: Representing Indians, Memory, and Violence in the New West. By Norman K. Denzin. 2011. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. 279 pages. ISBN: … Read more