PhD Student Named “Wicazo Sa Review” Book Editor

PhD Student in American Literary Studies, Madeline Rose Mendoza (Pueblo of Laguna/Ohkay Owingeh), was recently promoted to book editor for the Wicazo Sa Review (WSR). In this position, she manages book reviews, secures reviewers, and receives and edits reviews. Mendoza has served as a graduate assistant for the WSR for the past two years where she helped Dr. Lloyd Lee, Professor of Native American Studies, edit the journal and plan the semesterly WSR lecture series.

Founded in 1985, the Wicazo Sa Review is an interdisciplinary journal which seeks to further scholarship and inquiry in the field of Native American Studies.  The robust goal of Native American Studies is to focus on the experience of Indigenous Peoples while considering intricate histories and intercultural heritage, using a cultural, religious, legal, and historical lens. Native American Studies emphasizes leadership within Native Nations through research and initiative to problem solve.

The Wicazo Sa Review provides analysis into past and present processes of decolonization and it’s relationship to survival in the modern world. The journal seeks articles, essays, interviews, reviews, literary criticism, and scholarly research pertinent to a variety of themes of decolonization, Native American/American Indian Studies, and to the survival of Indigenous communities and peoples.  And now, with Mendoza as their new book editor, they are also seeking book and film reviews related to Native American/American Indian Studies. Faculty and students interested in submitting a review should contact Mendoza directly at

Additionally, Mendoza is currently co-editing a special edition of the journal on Indigenous Futurisms.