Organized Conferences & Lecture Series

Conferences

Co-Organizer: Indigenous Futures Rooted in Wonder: Bridging Indigenous, Science Fiction, and Fairy Tale Studies, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (Fall 2015)

Co-Organizer: Pacific Islanders in the Arts Showcase (PACITA), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (Spring 2013).

Co-Organizer: Climate Change Conference, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (Spring 2013).

Co-Organizer: Spoken Word Symposium: Building a Community of Oceanic Voices and Performances, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa (Fall 2012).

Co-Organizer: Indigenous Studies Student Conference, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa (Spring 2012).

Organized Reading & Lecture Series

—Beginning in Fall 2011, I co-founded and continue to co-organize (with American Studies faculty Brandy Nālani McDougall) the on-campus Native Voices Reading and Lecture Series. This series has featured undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and community leaders.

Native Voices Reading and Lecture Series, “Mana Wahine Mix,” featuring Sia Figiel, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Mehanaokala Hind, and Fata Simanu-Klutz (2/19/13).

Native Voices Reading and Lecture Series, “Wantok Night: Discussing Climate Change with Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner; Poetry and Music by Jon Osiorio, Raukura Roa, Lyz Soto, and Janelle Saole (11/30/12).

Native Voices Reading and Lecture Series, “Poetry and Navigation,” featuring Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Daren Kamali, Grace Taylor, Mario Borja, and ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui (9/28/12).

Native Voices: Reading and Lecture Series, a roundtable on “Empowering Pacific Youth,” featuring Michael Tuncap, Darlene Rodrigues, Ebil Matsutaro, and Anghet Hoppe-Cruz (3/2/12).

Native Voices: Reading and Lecture Series, featuring Kaʻimipono Kaiwi on “Teaching Hawaiian Literature” (2/15/12).

Native Voices: A Reading and Lecture Series, featuring Flora Devatine, Caroline Sinavaiana, Michael Puleloa, Joleen Salas, Malialani Cabaniss, and Leilani Johnson-Hagmoc (2/3/12).

Native Voices: A Reading and Lecture Series, featuring Imaikalani Kalahele, Terisa Siagatonu, and Donovan Kuhio Colleps. U of Hawaii, Mānoa (12/15/11).

Native Voices: A Roundtable Discussion on Demilitarization, featuring scholars from Guahan and Hawai’i: Julian Aguon, Lisa Natividad, Terri Kekoolani, Ty Kawika Tengan, and Kaleikoa Kaeo, U of Hawai’i, Mānoa (11/9/11).

Native Voices: A Reading and Lecture Series, featuring Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Kai Gaspar, and David Keali’i, U of Hawai’i, Mānoa (9/23/11).

Native Voices: A Reading and Lecture Series, featuring Sia Figiel, No’u Revilla, Alohalani Brown, Tagi Qolouvaki. Revolution Books, Honolulu, HI (8/22/11).

Chamorro Studies Speaker Series:

Chamorro Studies Speaker Series, featuring Michael Perez, Our Future, Our Way: Directions in Oceanic Ethnic Studies (co-sponsored event), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (3/12/15)

Chamorro Studies Speaker Series, featuring Keith L. Camacho, “The Sacred Man of War: Samuel T. Shinohara, the Treason Charge, and the U.S. Rule of Law in Guam,” University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (4/4/14)

Chamorro Studies Speaker Series, featuring Marie Ada Auyong, “Food Justice in Guam,” University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (10/17/14)

Chamorro Studies Speaker Series, featuring Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Therese Terlaje, Leevin Camacho, “Sovereignty, Decolonization, Militarization, Language, and Diaspora,” University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (10/3/12)

New Oceania Interview Series

In 2015, I started the New Oceania Interview Series, which features video interviews of visiting creative writers and scholars, posted online in new media format.

New Oceania Interview Series, featuring Konai Helu Thaman, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (4/10/15)

New Oceania Interview Series, featuring Selina Tusitala Marsh, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (3/11/15)

New Oceania Interview Series, featuring Patrick Rosal, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (2/2/15)

New Oceania Interview Series, featuring Barbara Jane Reyes, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (1/23/15)

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