10th Annual NAS Graduate Student Symposium

The Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium at UC Davis, located on the lands of the Patwin-Wintun people, is one of the longest running Native American Studies conferences organized and operated by graduate students. Starting in 2011, the symposiums have included papers and presentations from NAS-related graduate students and upcoming student-scholars across and beyond the Americas, spanning themes of history and praxis to Indigenous futurity. 

For our 10th Annual Graduate Symposium, we are centering discussions around Native American and Indigenous conceptualizations of (home)lands, paying particular attention to both the ways in which understandings of (home)land remain constant and deeply rooted to Creation Stories, while also moving and shifting in accordance with migration and removal, to continuously (re)imagine our futures. This symposium hopes to engage conversations around the significance of bringing these varied and expansive knowledges and (home)lands into conversation through transdisciplinary and holistic research-creation conducted with, by, and for (Atalay 2012) Indigenous communities.

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