GUEST LECTURES/INVITED SPEAKER

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2015
  1. Transnational Approaches to Latina/o and Indigenous Literatures,” Williams College, 4/28/15
  2. “Borders and Diasporas,” New  York University, 4/14/15
  3. “Global Poetics,” Columbia College Chicago, 3/4/15
  4. “Food Politics in Hawaiʻi,” Course visit, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, 2/25/15
2014
  1. “Indigenous Worldviews,” University of New Mexico, 11/5/14
  2. “Honors Literature,” English Department, University of Arizona, 9/18/14
  3. “Poetry and Activism,” English Department, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, 9/3/14
2013
  1. Northwestern University: “Indigenous Poetics” (Spring 2013).
  2. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Indigenous Identity” (Spring 2013).
  3. Naropa University: Workshop on Territory (Spring 2013).
  4. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Indigenous Politics” (Spring 2013).
  5. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Indigenous Poetry & Poetics,” (Spring 2013).
  6. McMaster University, Ontario, Canada: “Indigenous Gender & Sexuality” (Spring 2013).
2012
  1. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Oceanic Culture and Media” (Fall 2012).
  2. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Intro to Indigenous Studies” (Fall 2012).
  3. University of California, Berkeley: “Native American Literature” (Summer 2012).
  4. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Documentary Poetics” (Spring 2012).
  5. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Indigenous Theory” (Spring 2012).
  6. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa: “Intro to Indigenous Studies” (Spring 2012).
  7. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Immigration to Hawai’i and the U.S.,” Spring 2012 (2/2/12)
2011
  1. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Intro to Pacific Studies,” Fall 2011 (11/1/11)
  2. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Intro to English Studies,” Fall 2011 (11/28/11)
  3. Kansas University: “Global Indigenous Literature,” Fall 2011 (11/21/11)
  4. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Poetry: Form and Theory,” Fall 2011 (11/17/11)
  5. UCLA (via Skype): Pacific Literature and Cultures, Fall 2011 (11/15/11)
  6. Syracuse University (via Skype), “Documentary Poetics,” Fall 2011 (10/27/11)
  7. UC Berkeley (via Skype), Native American Literature,” Fall 2011 (8/3/11)
  8. UC Berkeley (via Skype), “Native American Studies,” Spring 2011
  9. Pacific University, “Introduction to Anthropology,” Spring 2011
  10. Pacific University, “Ecology and Poetry,” Spring 2011
2010
  1. Victoria University, Wellington (via Skype): “Pacific Literature,” Fall 2010
  2. Syracuse University (via Skype): “Documentary Poetics,” Fall 2010
  3. Western Washington University (via Skype): “Avant Garde Poetry,” Fall 2010
  4. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Fall 2010
  5. Mills College: “Ethnic Poetries,” Fall 2010
  6. California Institute of the Arts: “Documentary Poetics,” Fall 2010
  7. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Graduate Poetry Workshop,” Fall 2010
  8. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Poetry of Place,” Fall 2010
  9. Pacific University: “Poetry and Politics,” Spring 2010
  10. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Spring 2010
  11. University of Guam: “Creative Writing,” Spring 2010
  12. University of Guam: English & Communications Department, Spring 2010
  13. Guam Community College: “English Composition,” Spring 2010
  14. UC Santa Cruz: “Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Native Americas,” Spring 2010
2009
  1. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Literature of the Pacific,” Fall 2009
  2. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Fall 2009
  3. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Summer 2009
  4. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Poetry and Politics,” Spring 2009.
  5. Los Medanos College: “Reading and Composition,” Spring 2009
  6. Pacific University: “Poetry and Politics,” Spring 2009
2008
  1. San Francisco State University: “Writers on Writing,” Fall 2008

CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA, AND PRESENTATIONS

2015
  1. Panelist, “Environmental Justice and Poetry,” Berkeley Poetry Conference, UC Berkeley (6/15/15)
  2. Panelist, “Diasporic Chamorro Studies,” Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Washington DC, (6/3/15)
  3. Moderator, “Militarization in the Pacific: Guam & CMNI,” University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, Honolulu, HI (4/17/15)
  4. Presentation, “Radical Pacific Poetry from the 1960s and beyond,” Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (3/5/15).
  5. Panelist, “Weave Our Stories Together: On Teaching Pacific Literature,” University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (2/5/15).
2014
  1. Panelist: “1898 in 2014,” La Ho’iho’i Ea: Sovereignty Restoration Day, Honolulu HI (7/27/14).
  2. Keynote Speaker: “Invisible Micronesians, US Military, and Other Mystery Meats,” Global Studies Colloquium Series, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI, 3/11/14
  3. Keynote Speaker: “Beware of Falling Coconuts,” Indigenous Book Festival, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2/27/14
  4. Moderator: “Indigenous-Aboriginal American Writers Caucus,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Seattle, 3/1/14
  5. Presenter: “Can There Be Mercy? On Ethically Teaching the Writing of Historical Atrocity,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Seattle, 3/1/14

2013

  1. Presenter: “Beware of Falling Coconuts,” East-West Center Seminar Series, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, 9/18/13
  2. Presenter: “The Decolonial Diet: Native Foods, Settler Appetites, and Gastric Heterotopias,” International Cultural Studies Graduate Certificate Program, the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, 9/18/13
  3. Presenter: “The Territorialization of Guam,” ‘Aina Forum: A Discussion of Land Rights and Kuleana,” University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, 9/20/13
  4. Panelist: “Na(rra)tive Architecture in Chris Perez Howard’s Mariquita,” Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (6/13/13).
  5. Panelist: “Lost in Translation,” Hawai’i Book and Music Festival, Honolulu, HI, (5/21/13).
  6. Panelist: “Writing from Unincorporated Territory,” Symposium on Territory, Naropa University, Boulder, CO (3/21/13).
  7. Panelist: “Invasive Species, Extinction Events, and Endangered Poetics,” Ecopoetics Conference, UC Berkeley (2/23/13).
  8. Panelist: “Literatures of the World,” Words in the World: Literatures, Oratures, and New Meeting Grounds Symposium, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa (2/8/13).
2012
  1. Panelist: “Chamorro Voices: Decolonization, Sovereignty, Militarization, Diaspora, and Language Revitalization,” Center for Pacific Islands Studies Colloquium Series, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa (10/3/12).
  2. Panelist: “Environmentalism and Eco-Poetry,” Poetry Parnassus, London (7/1/12).
  3. Panelist: “Free the Word! Speechless: Minority Languages, Marginalized Voices,” Poetry Parnassus, London, England (6/27/12).
  4. Panelist: “The Transterritorial Turn and the Decolonial Archive of Chamoru Poetry,” Transnational American Studies and Oceanic Archive conference, Hong Kong University (6/6/12).
  5. Panelist: “Militarization in the Pacific,” Deep Waters Film Festival, Pacific Islanders in Communication, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa (4/4/12).
  6. Panelist: “Kantan Chamorrita: Singing the Future of Chamoru Poetry,” Native American Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, NM (3/29/12).
  7. Respondent, “Humor and Subversion in Pacific Literature,” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 1/6/12.
  8. Roundtable Participant, “Indigenous Languages and Litertures,” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 1/5/12.
  9. Presenter: “Pacific Unity,” University of Washington, Seattle, 1/5/12.
2011
  1. Presenter: “The Insular Empire,” Sponsored by the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Marianas Club. Honolulu, HI, 11/17/11.
  2. Presenter, “Organic Acts: How my Grandmother Revised the Poem of Her Life,” Center of Biographical Research, U of Hawai’i, Manoa, 8/22/11.
  3. Presenter, “Contemporary Chamoru Literature.” South Pacific Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature.” Victoria University, Wellington. 7/23/11.
  4. Guest Lecturer: “Ta(la)ya: Pacific Literature, Genealogical Testimony, and Guam’s Struggle for War Reparations.” Other Voices Lecture Series, March 2011
  5. Panelist: “Pacific Visual Poetry,” Documenting Oceania after the 20th Century, Pacific Arts Association at the College Arts Association Conference, New York City, February 2011.
2010
  1. Panelist: “Writing Culture, Writing Story: the Intersection of Poetry and Ethnography,” The Poets’ House, New York City, November 2010
  2. Colloquium Facilitator: “U.S. Militarism in Guam and the Poetic Disruptions of Commemoration,” Asian Diasporas Research Cluster Workshop, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 2010.
  3. Keynote: “Poetry, Power, and Witness,” Pacific Islands Lecture Series, City College of San Francisco, October 2010.
  4. Presenter: “Casting a Literary Net: New Chamorro Writing,” University of California, Los Angeles, October 2010.
  5. Presenter: “Small Press Publishing.” National Latino Writer’s Conference, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, May 2010.
  6. Keynote: “Navigating Diaspora, Mapping Culture, and the Poetics of Being From,” Mills College, South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Oakland, CA, April 2010
  7. Presenter: “Whitewashing American Hybrid Aesthetics.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Denver, CO, April 2010.
  8. Presenter: “Indigenizing Poetics, Written ‘Olelo: Brandy Nalani McDougall’s The Salt Wind Ka Makani Pa‘akai.” Native American Literary Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2010.
  9. Presenter: “Militarism, Tourism, and Oceanic Voices: Chamoru poet Craig Santos Perez.” Asian Pacific Americas Research Cluster 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference: “Spatial Imaginaries and Critical Geographies,” UC Santa Cruz, February 2010.
2009
  1. Presenter: “Community & Academic Writing Programs: A Panel for Emerging Writers.” PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) & Achiote Press. San Francisco Public Library, December 2009
  2. Presenter: “New Poetry from Guahan (Guam) and Its Political Contexts.” 5th Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit, University of California, Berkeley, August 2009
  3. Presenter: “Narrative Tattoo Patterns: the Tatauic Literary Imagination in Albert Wendt’s Sons for the Return Home and Leaves of the Banyan Tree.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, May 2009
  4. Presenter: “Inter-indigenous Poetic Collaboration: Mohawk / Samoa Transmigrations,” National Association of Ethnic Studies Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2009
  5. Presenter: “Representing Apia: Albert Wendt’s Leaves of the Banyan Tree & Sia Figiel’s Where We Once Belonged,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, March 2009
2008
  1. Presenter: “The Two Tourisms of Pacific Writing,” American Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Texas, Austin, October 2008
  2. Presenter: “Militarization, Chamorro Sovereignty, and the United Nations,” Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA, October 2008
  3. Presenter: “The Social, Cultural, and Environmental Impacts of U.S. militarization on Guam,” Annual meeting of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) on Non-Self Governing Territories, United Nations, New York, NY, October 2008
  4. Presenter: “Creating a Subblogtern Counterpublic Sphere.” A Conference on Contemporary Poetics and Political Activism, California College of the Arts, May 2008
  5. Presenter: “Transindigenous Collaboration: Caroline Sinavaiana and James Thomas Stevens,” Native American Studies Hemispheric Conference, University of California, Davis, May 2008
  6. Presenter: “The Aesthetics of Indigenizing Articulations: On Native American and Native Pacific Literatures,” 6th Annual Conference of Ethnic Studies in California, University of California, Berkeley, March 2008
  7. Presenter: “Experimental Translations from the Chamorro,” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, New York City, February 2008
2007
  1. Presenter: “Demystifying the Process: Publishing Poetry,” Mills College, November 2007
  2. Presenter: “Pacific Islanders in Higher Education,” Mua ‘O Pacific Islander Higher Education Recruitment Programs, University of California, Berkeley, July 2007
  3. Presenter: “Pacific Islander Poetry,” Conference on Chamorro Self-Determination and Sovereignty, University of California, Berkeley, April 2007
  4. Presenter: “Small Press Publishing,” Creative Writing Publishing Symposium, University of San Francisco, April 2007
  5. Presenter: “Publishing, marketing, and developing a small literary press.” Creative Writing Career and Craft Panel, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, March 2007
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