Spring 2005 Speaker Series

Time:  12:00pm – 1:20pm

Place:  East-West Center, Burns Hall 2118


Towards an Indigenous Cultural Studies

This Speaker Series will explore the actual and potential relationship between the (inter)discipline of cultural studies and indigenous people.  Cultural studies in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand have been sensitive to issues of indigeneity, but this has not generally been the case in the U.S., where hybridity, transnationalism, and diaspora have more often captured scholars’ imagination.  Presenters will consider how cultural studies engages or should engage with the native peoples of Hawai`i and indigenous peoples in Asia, Oceania, and beyond.


Wed. Jan. 19th – Noelani Goodyear-Ka`öpua,

Kamakaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UHM

“Articulating a Critical Hawaiian Studies”


Wed. Jan. 26th – Heather Young Leslie, Anthropology, UHM
”The Last Polynesian Monarchy: Sovereign but ‘Not-Indigenous’ Tonga”


Feb. 2nd – Sa’iliemanu Lilomaiava-Doktor, Geography, UHM

“Decolonizing and Indigenizing Migration Studies: the Samoan Concept of Malaga (movement back and forth): a Multidimensional Approach”


Wed. Feb. 9th – Julie Kaomea, Curriculum Studies, UHM

Reflections of an `Always Already’ Failing Native Hawaiian Mother:

Deconstructing Colonial Discourses on Child Rearing and Child Development


Wed. Feb. 16th – Michelle Kamakanoenoe Tupou, Film, Television & Media Studies, University of Auckland

“Roots and Routes Toward Diasporic Polynesian Filmmaking



Trisha Watson-Perreira, American Studies, UHM

"Na Lewa: The Physical and Ideological Diaspora of the Native Hawaiian People”


Wed. Mar. 2nd – Katerina Teaiwa, Center for Pacific Island Studies, UHM

“In Between Our Islands:

Tentative Thoughts on Theory and Method for Pacific Studies”


Wed. Mar. 9th – Carlos Andrade, Kamakaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UHM

“Indigenous Communities Mapping Initiative: Cultural Cartography?


Wed. Mar. 16th – Beatriz Haymer, Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas, UHM

“Beyond Testimonio: the Woven Discourse of Rigoberta Menchú

in Towards a Culture of Peace


Wed. Mar. 30th – Jay T. Johnson, Geography, University of Canterbury/Te Whare Wanaga o Waitaha, Aoteaora/New Zealand

Bridging the Cultural Studies – Indigenous Studies divide:

Can we find a place for critical theory in country?”


Wed. Apr. 6th – Kalawaia Moore, Political Science, UHM

Critical Hawaiian Subject Positions”


Wed. Apr. 13 – Michael Shapiro, Political Science, UHM

Robert Altman’s West”


Wed. Apr. 20 – Jodi Byrd, Political Science, UHM

“’Living My Native Life Deadly’: Red Lake, Ward Churchill, and the

Discourses of Competing Genocides


Wed. May 4th – Reina A. Whaitiri, of Kaitahu, Aotearoa; English, UHM

“Poetry Pasifika”