William Parish

William Parish (Cherokee Nation) is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Stanford University, focusing on transnational and global histories. His research explores the transnational dimensions of Indigenous sovereignty throughout the Americas, analyzing how Indigenous peoples articulate and act(uate) their inherent political authority as shaped by the multiplicity of flows that traverse their lands. Questions of space/spatiality are central to his research. William is interested in how XR technologies might allow new means of re-presenting Indigenous sovereignty, both as acts of scholarly exploration and as exercises in Indigenous creation tied to his owns views of Cherokee presence.