American Studies Students at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

On November 22, 2019, graduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa participated in an oral session presentation titled “Disciplinary Fissures: Generative Praxis Within the Changing Climate of Anthropology” at the American Anthrological Association annual meeting. The panel was organized by Halena Kapuni-Reynolds and Emily Ricker, both graduate students in the Department of American Studies, and chaired by Halena and Dr. Ty Kawika Tengan.

The papers presented on the panel focused on the “fissures” in thinking and practice that form when anthropologists take seriously the ways in which the places they study, work, and live influence their scholarship. Panelist also reflected on the importance of engaging in Indigenous struggles in the territories that they reside.

Panelist and paper Titles

Halena Kapuni-Reynolds – “Huli Kanaka: Towards a Kanaka ʻOiwi Approach to Anthropology”

Emily Ricker – “The Mayflower, Collective Memory, and Settler Delusion: Fissuring Coloniality in Plymouth and Beyond”

Stephanie Sang – “Decolonizaing Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa–Graduate Studentʻs Situated Struggle”

Skayu Louis – “Settler-State Refusals Reconfigured as Trans-Indigenous Recognitions: Invoking The Jayʻs Treaty at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa”

Eliah Aoina – “The Anthropological Locations: Journeying as a Field Site”

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