Call for abstracts: NCAIS Graduate Student Conference, February 22, 2020



The D’Arcy McNickle Center invites graduate students within the Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (NCAIS) to submit proposals for papers in any academic field relating to American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

To propose a paper, please submit a title and a 250-word abstract of your paper by October 25, 2019 to The papers will be grouped into 45-minute sessions followed by 15 minutes of commentary from the audience. All accepted presenters will be notified by November 15, 2019.   There is no registration fee, but you will be prompted to register prior to the event.

The NCAIS Graduate Conference is a unique opportunity to present your work to and network with other students and faculty in the consortium. Therefore, we aim to make the conference as affordable as possible so that graduate students can take full advantage of this event. Accepted NCAIS students will be given two nights in a local hotel courtesy of the D’Arcy McNickle Center, as well as up to $300 to use toward their travel expenses. Students experiencing financial hardship will be reimbursed in advance for such travel expenses as plane fare.

If you have any questions related to the conference, or would like to receive announcements and updates about NCAIS programs through the NCAIS mailing list, please send an email request to McNickle Center Program Coordinator Sarah Jimenez at