Call for Papers: Indigenous Politics in the Americas and Beyond

The Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics (JREP), under the editorship of Alexandra Filindra (University of Illinois—Chicago), is pleased to announce a call for papers on Indigenous politics. The issue seeks papers from all subfields in political science that explore Indigenous politics including work that focuses on public policy, law, intergovernmental relations, and political participation as well as theoretical approaches to understanding Indigenous groups in the US, Canada, and around the world. Research that addresses issues internal to Indigenous groups, First Nations and tribal governments is also appropriate. We welcome rigorous, theoretically grounded work regardless of topic or approach including theoretical and empirical examinations of Indigenous groups, individual behavior, and intergovernmental relations.

The editors for the special issue are Dr. Richard Witmer, Creighton University (, Dr. Laura Evans, University of Washington ( and Dr. Kirsten Matoy Carlson, Wayne State University ( Proposals must be submitted to the guest editors by December 31, 2019. The publication schedule for the journal will require accepted papers to be completed in accordance with the journal’s editorial style by January 15, 2021.

Please submit your abstract to Rick Witmer ( and to Alexandra Filindra ( Please indicate in the subject line that this is a submission for the special issue of JREP.

Abstracts should be up to 500 words and provide a concise description of the argument, data, and analytical approach. For empirical research, please summarize the research question, theoretical importance, hypotheses, and data to be used.