Global Indigenous Studies

The Global Indigenous Studies Working Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who share an interest in studying and engaging Indigenous peoples and experiences of indigeneity on a global scale. It takes indigeneity to include questions of both identity (deeply felt relations to lands and to one another) and political sovereignty (self-determining political entities and cultural practices that are now located within settler nation states).

Through visiting speakers, professionalization workshops, and shared readings, the group will explore issues of pressing concern to Indigenous peoples throughout the globe and contextualize these issues in ongoing histories and structures of settler colonialism. These issues include global environmental change, political sovereignty, and gendered violence.