YGSNA at NAISA 2014
The Yale Group for the Study of Native America was well represented at this year’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) annual meetings. Hosted by UT-Austin, this year’s NAISA conference continued the association’s spectacular growth. In less than six years, it has quickly become the leading academic association for the study of Native American and Indigenous issues and has over 1,000 members from two-dozen countries.
With an exhibition at the conference book exhibition, Yale University Press also returned to NAISA, joining dozens of other presses and conference exhibitors. It carried recent publications in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity as well as related titles in Native American art history and U.S. western history.
At the conference, nearly a dozen YGSNA members presented, organized, and/or attended the 160+ sessions and social events. Half a dozen graduate students participated in a range of panels, presenting papers on “Vincent Price and the American Indian Arts and Crafts Board” to “Native American Studies and the History of Capitalism.” Other YGNSA members, Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation fellows, and Yale graduate alumni also presented at this year’s conference, continuing Yale’s on-going support of this association, which Yale co-hosted in 2012 at Mohegan Sun.
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