Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality

Edited by Antonio T. Tiongson Jr., Danika Medak-Saltzman, Iyko Day, and Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality showcases comparative studies of race, ethnicity, and Indigeneity in projects that take a self-reflexive approach in their deployment of relational frameworks and analytics. The series spotlights projects that theorize the imbrication of settler colonial logics with other structuring logics such as franchise colonialism, racial chattel slavery, neoliberal capitalism, ableism, Islamophobia, heteropatriarchy, and the carceral and surveillance state. The series does so in order to complicate the canon of comparative race scholarship and nuance normative iterations of women of color feminism and queer of color critique. For these reasons, the series seeks projects that are grounded in, and build on, the theoretical insights and methodologies of women of color feminism and queer of color critique as they engage with Native theorizing, Indigeneity, and settler colonial paradigms. Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality steers away from the familiar means of evoking and excavating patterns of similarities and differences to publish works that provide an alternative interpretive grid for comparative work—one that is acutely attuned to historical conjunctures, structural disjunctures, and power asymmetries.

Proposals may be submitted to Shaun Vigil, Editor, Temple University Press

Carceral Entanglements

Gendered Public Memories of Japanese American World War II Incarceration

Wendi Yamashita

Forthcoming Spring 2024
Critiques how Japanese American public memorializations unintentionally participate in maintaining and justifying a neoliberal racial order

196 pages | 6 x 9


Ocean Passages

Navigating Pacific Islander and Asian American Literatures

Erin Suzuki

Comparing and contrasting the diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander subjectivities across a shared sea

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Unsettled Solidarities

Asian and Indigenous Cross-Representations in the Américas

Quynh Nhu Le

Illuminates the intersecting logics of settler colonialism and racialization through analysis of contemporary Asian and Indigenous crossings in the Américas

250 pages | 6 x 9


Vehicles of Decolonization

Public Transit in the Palestinian West Bank

Maryam S. Griffin

Considers collective Palestinian movement via public transportation as a site of social struggle

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 color photos, 6 halftones, 12 maps


Warring Genealogies

Race, Kinship, and the Korean War

Joo Ok Kim

Examines the racial legacies of the Korean War through Chicano/a cultural production and U.S. archives of white supremacy

184 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 halftones