Settler Colonial Studies

Settler Colonial Studies was established to respond to a growing demand for reflection and critical scholarship on settler colonialism as a distinct social and historical formation. The journal aims to establish settler colonial studies as a distinct field of scholarly research. Scholars and students will find and contribute to historically-oriented research and analyses covering contemporary issues. We also aim to present multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, involving areas like history, law, genocide studies, indigenous, colonial and postcolonial studies, anthropology, historical geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, political science, literary criticism, cultural and gender studies and philosophy.

Publishes 4 issues a year.

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Volume 6 (4)

The fiscal body of sovereignty: to ‘make live’ in Indian country
Shiri Pasternak, vol. 6 (4): 317-338
On the (geo)politics of belonging: Agamben and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Mark Rifkin, vol. 6 (4): 339-348
Codename Geronimo: settler memory and the production of American statism
Kevin Bruyneel, vol. 6 (4): 349-364
After autonomy: the zapatistas, insurgent indigeneity, and decolonization
Melissa M. Forbis, vol. 6 (4): 365-384
Interventions: race, culture, and population via the thought of A.P. Elkin
Michael R. Griffiths, vol. 6 (4): 385-402
Jackie Chan's Indian play: immigration, Asianness, and the contracting self in the American settler colony
Bruno Cornellier, vol. 6 (4): 403-422
‘Do they not have rational souls?’: consolidation and sovereignty in digital new worlds
Jodi A. Byrd, vol. 6 (4): 423-437
Whither settler colonialism?
Audra Simpson, vol. 6 (4): 438-445
From Chicaza to Chickasaw: the European invasion and the transformation of the Mississippian world, 1540–1715
Mark Meuwese, vol. 6 (4): 446-448
Scepticism of empire in modern Western thought
Walter Rech, vol. 6 (4): 448-451

Volume 6 (3)

Patrick Wolfe (1949–2016)
Lorenzo Veracini, vol. 6 (3): 189-190
On the responsibility to engage: non-Indigenous peoples in settler states
Ravi de Costa, vol. 6 (3): 191-208
Spectacles and spectres: settler colonial spaces in Vancouver
Natalie J.K. Baloy, vol. 6 (3): 209-234
‘North’ in contemporary Canadian national–cultural imaginaries: a haunted phantasm
Lisa Cooke, vol. 6 (3): 235-251
The management of indigenous difference in Toronto's queer service sector
Cameron Greensmith, vol. 6 (3): 252-264
Settler colonial urbanism: notes from Minneapolis and the life of Thomas Barlow Walker
David Hugill, vol. 6 (3): 265-278
Catastrophe: a transversal mapping of colonialism and settler subjectivity
Scott Kouri, vol. 6 (3): 279-294