North American Dialogue

Cover image for Vol. 18 Issue 2

Edited By: Lindsay A. Bell (SUNY, Oswego) and Ruth Gomberg-Munoz (Loyola University Chicago)

Online ISSN: 1556-4819

Author Guidelines

North American Dialogue (NAD) welcomes manuscripts concerned with the anthropology of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. While elements of this research tradition are addressed by applied, medical, educational, political, and urban anthropology, among others, NAD focuses upon this region as an “area” by placing research findings in historical perspective and theoretical conversation. NAD is particularly focused on analyses situated within broad frameworks such as ethnicity, race, class, gender, and structured inequality.

Information for Authors
North American Dialogue follows the Chicago Manual of Style for most matters of style, including hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, and grammar, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary for spelling. Authors are encouraged to consult the AAA Style guidelines, available at:

Contributors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically, as e-mail attachments. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, with no hyphenation at the end of lines. Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words, including references. Authors are encouraged to include four-color art, supporting information, and/or to create a video abstract on YouTube or Vimeo that can be linked to from the article. Authors using word processors should turn right justification off, and conform to the standard method of indicating italics (underlining, rather than bold or italic fonts). Manuscripts should be blinded with all identifying information removed prior to submission. Please send, as a separate attachment, a title page, one-paragraph abstract with at least 3 keywords, and the names and email addresses of three possible reviewers. Authors can help researchers locate their content online by paying particular attention to titles, subtitles, and abstracts, see:

Ordering: Sections of submitted manuscripts, beginning on new pages, should be ordered as follows: title page (with author and affiliation), abstract (with bracketed keywords), text (with no footnotes or endnotes), acknowledgments, references cited, tables, list of figure captions, and figures.
References should follow the AAA guidelines.

Tables: Number tables consecutively in the order in which they appear in text. Each table should have a caption. The caption and body of the table should be double-spaced. Figures: Artwork for figures must be camera-ready--that is, a photographic print of line art, such as a map, graph, or drawing, or a photograph. Xerographic copies are not sufficient.

Address manuscripts and related correspondence to: Lindsay Bell (Editor North American Dialogue) Department of Anthropology, SUNY Oswego with CC to Ruth Gomberg-Munoz (Co-Editor North American Dialogue) at

Address correspondence related to subscriptions, SANA membership, permissions, advertising, and other matters to: North American Dialogue American Anthropological Association 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, 703/528-1902