UH West O‘ahu professor to present at the National Park Service 30th Anniversary Event

Commemoration of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam will occur on Aug. 15

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 454-4821
Public Relations and Marketing Department
Posted: Aug 8, 2008

UH West Oʻahu Professor of Anthropology Dr. Suzanne Falgout will present archival and ethnographic research from her co-authored title, Memories of War: Micronesians in the Pacific War, during the 30th anniversary commemoration of the National Park Service War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam on Aug. 15.

During her presentation, Dr. Falgout will highlight findings from Memories of War and reveal distinctively Micronesian cultural interpretations of the Pacific War based upon more than 400 interviews with Micronesian elders who experienced the war years.

The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is the only site in the National Park System that honors the bravery and sacrifices of all those who participated in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The commemoration is being held in honor of the park‘s 30th anniversary and to celebrate the opening of the new T. Stell Newman Visitor Center, a 4,149 square foot museum that houses a theater, exhibits and the museum collection.

Suzanne Falgout is a professor of anthropology at UH West Oʻahu, where she has taught since 1992. She has conducted research on Pohnpei and with Pohnpeians and other Micronesians who are now living in Hawai'i, and on the history of anthropology in Micronesia. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs, and served as review editor for The Contemporary Pacific. Together with Lin Poyer and Laurence M. Carucci, she conducted research through the islands of Micronesia and co-authored The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences in the Pacific War (2001).