UH West Oahu assistant professor published in transnationalism compilation

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 454-4821
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Posted: Sep 9, 2009

UH West O‘ahu Assistant Professor of Hawaiian and Pacific Studies Dr. Sa‘iliemanu Lilomaiava-Doktor recently published the chapter, “Samoan Transnationalism: Cultivating Home and Reach” in Migration and Transnationalism: Pacific Perspectives.

According to Lilomaiava-Doktor, the work was inspired by the first conference focused on Pacific transnationalism held at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. The compilation addresses Pacific migration and transnationalism in the context of increasing globalization and growing concerns about the future social, political and economic security of the Pacific region.

In her chapter, Lilomaiava-Doktor provides a fa‘a-Samoa perspective on transnationalism, and examines the various forms of transnationalism and how social, cultural, political, and economic practices have changed over time.

Migration and Transnationalism: Pacific Perspectives, edited by Helen Lee and Steve Tupai Francis and published by ANU-E Press (2009), is available for purchase online at http://epress.anu.edu.au/migration_citation.html

Dr. Sa‘iliemanu Lilomaiava-Doktor holds a Ph.D. in Human and Cultural Geography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research interests include migration, development, diaspora, and transnationalism with a focus in Oceania. Dr. Lilomaiava-Doktor’s research explores the dialectic relationship between culture and modernity, and specifically the interactive relationships between Samoan indigenous concepts and epistemologies and globalization. 

For more information, visit: http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu