Stephanie Nohelani Teves

Cooperating Graduate Faculty



  • PhD, American Culture, University of Michigan, 2012
  • MA, American Studies, UH Mānoa, 2005
  • BA, Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2002


Areas of Interest

Indigenous Politics
Native and Women of Color Feminisms
Queer Theory
Performance Studies
Native Pacific Cultural Studies
Contemporary Native Hawaiian Identity and Politics
Oral History



Stephanie Nohelani Teves is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she teaches courses on Indigenous feminisms and queer theory. Her articles have appeared in American Quarterly, the American Indian Culture and Research JournalThe Drama Review and the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and was a recipient of the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University in 2017. Teves is author of Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance (2018) and co-editor of Native Studies Keywords (2015)Most recently Teves is the PI of the LGBTQ Kupuna Oral History Project and is a Lead Researcher on a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Catalyst grant. She lives with her ʻohana in Honouliuli, Oʻahu.

Cooperating Graduate Faculty