Call for Papers


The International Conference “Indigenous Resistance in the Digital Age: the Politics of Language, Media and Culture” aims at broadening the current critical debate on creative Indigenous resistance in digital environments so as to include a combination of theoretical approaches and methodologies that range from Indigenous Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Multimodal Analysis, Media Studies, among others, that may offer new perspectives and insights.

The conference welcomes proposals that investigate linguistic, cultural and social aspects of Indigenous digital activisms at macro and/or micro levels, and the languages of resistance across genres, channels and cyber-environments, drawing from different academic disciplines as well as different critical approaches. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Facebook, Twitter and other social networks as new frontiers for Indigenous activists

  • Corpora, annotation schemes and other resources and methods for analyzing
    Indigenous resistance

  • Linguistic, multimodal, critical analysis of dissent and online struggles

  • Metaphors, tropes, narratives and other devices used in Indigenous digital activism
    on social media

  • Language, memory and Indigeneity in virtual worlds

  • Sovereignty, Indigenous lands and the cyberspace 

  • Online/offline Indigenous self-representations and their multiple expressions

  • Responses to online anti-Indigenous racism

  • Indigenous (self- and other) representations in video-games

  • Contemporary online Indigeneity and global connectivity

  • Indigenous knowledge, artificial intelligence and digital worlds

  • Technology and decolonization

  • Emancipatory role of digital technology for Indigenous people

  • Data, information, connectivity, digital technologies and control

  • Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning, mobile apps) for Indigenous languages revitalization

  • Indigenous online voices and political participation

  • Ancestral languages and cultural heritage in online environments

  • The inclusion of Indigenous viewpoints in developing new technologies

  • Indigenous Futurism

  • Digital art as resistance

  • Innovative forms of digital oratory and storytelling


We invite proposals on any topic relevant to the conference theme. Submissions are limited to one abstract per person. Each talk selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts have to be written in English and should not exceed 350 words excluding references. Proposals should include: title of the talk, name of author and affiliation, email address, a short bio-bibliographical sketch (max 100 words) and up to five keywords.


Submissions must be made through Easy Chair by September 2, 2021 (NEW DEADLINE) via the following link: 


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