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  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
  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
  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).
  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)
  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
  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
  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
  1. San Francisco State University: “Writers on Writing,” Fall 2008


  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).
  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


  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).
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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
  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
  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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